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Oral history with Mr. Jimmy Swan, radio personality and political figure

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Creator:Swan, Jimmy
Title:Oral history with Mr. Jimmy Swan, radio personality and political figure
Date:1977 Mar. 23
Description:

Oral history. Interview conducted on March 23, 1977 with Mr. Jimmy Swan. Swan was born in Cullman County, Alabama. He ran away from home when he was thirteen or fourteen and ended up in Wayne County, Mississippi. Swan sang in nightclubs and wrote songs until he became one of the earliest disc jockeys in the country. He joined with several others in founding the Country Music Disc Jockeys Association. Swan performed for many years with his own radio program, and eventually became part owner and manager of a radio station. In the 1960's, he became deeply concerned over the developments in the United States and especially the state of Mississippi. In 1967 and 1971, Swan unsuccessfully ran for governor of Mississippi.

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

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories
Subjects:Swan, Jimmy | Barnett, Ross R. (Ross Robert), 1898-1987 | Civil rights--Mississippi | Radio broadcasting--Mississippi | State governments--Mississippi | Disc jockeys--Mississippi | Governors--Mississippi--Election | Political candidates--Mississippi | Segregationists--Mississippi | College integration--Mississippi--Oxford | University of Mississippi | Segregation--Mississippi | Mississippi
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:Garvey, Mike | Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage | University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss.: University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2002-03-11
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 187, 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.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

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