Marx, Charles, 1932-

Biography:

Marx was born on November 23, 1932 in McComb, Mississippi. After serving in the United States Air Force, he joined the Mississippi highway patrol at the age of twenty-five. While working as a patrolman, Marx attended law school and was appointed attorney for the highway patrol. After he retired from the patrol, he took a position teaching Criminal Justice at the University of Southern Mississippi. Marx was in the center of the long and difficult civil rights struggle. In 1961, he escorted the first bus carrying "Freedom Riders" from the Alabama line to Jackson, Mississippi. Also, he discusses the shooting that took place at Jackson State College (now Jackson State University) from an officer's perspective.

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