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Oral history with Mayor Bennie G. Thompson

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Creator:Thompson, Bennie G., 1948-
Creator:Morgan, Chester M.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mayor Bennie G. Thompson
Date:1974 Feb. 13

Oral history. Interview conducted on February 13, 1974 with Mayor Bennie G. Thompson at his office in Bolton, Mississippi. Thompson was born on January 28, 1948 in Bolton, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi in 1968. In 1972, Thompson received an MS in educational administration from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. He taught in public schools from 1968-1970 and was elected mayor of Bolton, Mississippi, in 1973. Thompson has been honored among Outstanding Young Men of Mississippi by the NAACP, named among Outstanding Personalities of the South in 1971 and recognized as Politician of the Year by Jackson State University in 1973.

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:Thompson, Bennie G., 1948- | Tougaloo College | Jackson State University | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | African American mayors--Mississippi--Bolton | Civil rights--Mississippi--Bolton | State governments--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, Bolton | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, 32.2667046, -90.4428195
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. 339, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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