Magee, Ruby, 1940-
In 1962, she received a BA in history and political science from Jackson State College (now Jackson State University). While at Jackson State Magee first became involved in civil rights activity and for a year after graduation served as a research assistant for the United States Department of Justice in its investigation of the Mississippi educational system as it related to voter qualification. After spending a few years studying at Harvard University, Magee returned to Tylertown. She became project director of the Neighborhood Center Program, an anti-poverty agency in Columbia, Mississippi. In 1972, she was selected as a National Urban Fellow to serve in a program designed to develop leaders in urban government.