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Oral history with Mr. E. Hammond Smith

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Creator:Smith, E. Hammond (Edwin Hammond), 1894-1985
Creator:Caudill, Orley B.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. E. Hammond Smith
Date:1982 Apr. 8, 1982 Apr. 13

Oral history. Two interviews conducted on April 8 and 13, 1982 with Mr. E. Hammond Smith at his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Smith was born on December 17, 1894 in Bladen Springs, Alabama. His family moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Smith attended public school through the eighth grade. Smith then went on to complete high school at Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Alcorn State University, in Lorman, Mississippi and then continued on at Alcorn for four years of college. From there he went to Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating in 1924 as a licensed pharmacist. Smith returned to Hattiesburg and opened a pharmacy in 1925, which he operated until 1980. He was an active participant in the voter registration drives of the 1960's and was one of the first registered African American voters in the city.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Smith, E. Hammond (Edwin Hammond), 1894-1985 | Alcorn State University | Meharry Medical College | African American pharmacists--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American pharmacists--Mississippi--Forrest County | Civil rights--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights--Mississippi--Forrest County | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Forrest County | Race relations--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Race relations--Mississippi--Forrest County | Voter registration--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Voter registration--Mississippi--Forrest County | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
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Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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