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Oral history with Mrs. Minnie Ripley

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Creator:Ripley, Minnie, 1900-
Creator:Pyle, R. Wayne, 1948-
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mrs. Minnie Ripley
Date:1979 Nov. 7

Oral history. Interview conducted on November 7, 1979 with Mrs. Minnie Ripley on the street named after her, Ripley Street, in Mayersville, Mississippi. Ripley was born on August 22, 1900 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She attended public schools in Mayersville, Mississippi and the Piney Woods Institution in Braxton, Mississippi. During the 1960's, Ripley participated in civil rights activities on a local, state and national level. She participated in the voter registration drives and civil rights marches in Jackson, Mississippi. While marching in Jackson, Ripley was jailed for eleven days with other civil rights marchers.

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:Ripley, Minnie, 1900- | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Jackson | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hinds County | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Jackson | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Hinds County | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Jackson | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hinds County | Voter registration--Mississippi--Jackson | Voter registration--Mississippi--Hinds County | United States, Mississippi, Issaquena County | United States, Mississippi, Mayersville | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103
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. 341, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Mississippi Oral History Program Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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