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Oral history with Mr. William Raspberry

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Creator:Raspberry, William
Creator:Morgan, Chester M.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. William Raspberry
Date:1982 Dec. 6

Oral history. Interview conducted on December 6, 1983 with Mr. William Raspberry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Raspberry was born on October 12, 1935 in Okolona, Mississippi. He graduated in 1958 with a BS in history from Indian Central College. In 1956, Raspberry began his career in journalism as reporter-editor for the Indianapolis Recorder and, after a two-year tour of duty in the United States Army, 1960-62, took a similar position with the Washington Post. Since 1966, he was worked as the Post's urban affairs columnist, has contributed articles to a variety of popular magazines on such topics as race relations and public education, and has appeared as a television commentator and panelist. Between 1971 and 1973, Raspberry was an instructor of journalism at Howard University.

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

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Raspberry, William | Howard University | African Americans--Mississippi | African American journalists--Mississippi | African American veterans--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Social history--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 307, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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