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Oral history with the Honorable Mildred W. Norris, attorney, jurist, native Mississippian

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Creator:Norris, Mildred W. (Mildred Wells)
Title:Oral history with the Honorable Mildred W. Norris, attorney, jurist, native Mississippian
Date:1974 May 21, 1976 Jan. 26
Description:

Oral history. Two interviews conducted on May 21, 1974 and January 26, 1976 with the Honorable Mildred Wells Norris. Norris was born in Ovett, Mississippi. She studied for one year at Mississippi State College for Women. Norris started working for two lawyers in Laurel, Mississippi. In 1947, she passed the Mississippi Bar Examination. Norris was appointed Judge of the Municipal Court of Hattiesburg in 1961 and was the first woman Police Judge in Mississippi. She has worked actively for the advancement of women; she was the first woman to serve on the Forrest County Industrial Development Board and also was appointed first chairman of the Mississippi Governor's Commission on Women. Governor Paul B. Johnson, Jr. appointed Norris to serve on the Governor's Commission on the Employment of the Handicapped.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories
Subjects:Norris, Mildred W. (Mildred Wells) | Women judges--Mississippi--Hattiesburg--Interviews | Women judges--Mississippi--Forrest County--Interviews | Judges--Mississippi | Women--Mississippi | Women college students--Mississippi | Wives--Mississippi | Lawyers--Mississippi | Legal secretaries--Mississippi | Municipal government--Mississippi | Women's rights--Mississippi | Families--Mississippi | Fathers--Mississippi--Laurel | Relocation (Household moving)--Mississippi | State governments | Mississippi--Politics and government | Law--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Mississippi | Ovett (Miss.) | Hattiesburg (Miss.) | Laurel (Miss.) | McComb (Miss.) | Brookhaven (Miss.) | Pike County (Miss.) | Lincoln County (Miss.) | Jones County (Miss.) | Forrest County (Miss.)
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:Caudill, Orley B. | Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage | University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss.: University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2002-03-04
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 69, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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