Brown, R. Jesse, 1912-

Biography:

"R. Jess Brown was born in Coffeeville, Kansas, on September 2, 1912, and was reared in Oklahoma. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State Normal University and a Master of Science in Education degree from Indiana University. In 1946, he moved to Mississippi where he taught school for five years. He then attended law school at Texas Southern University; and after passing the Mississippi Bar Examination, he began to practice law in 1954. Mr. Brown was quite active in the civil rights movement in the 1960's particularly in providing legal counsel for civil rights workers and organizations."--Oral history with Mr. R. Jesse Brown, lawyer, Jackson, Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi.

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