- Oral History
- Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber
- Barber, Rims, 1936-
Bolton, Charles C
- University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage.
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- Civil rights workers
Civil rights movement
- Barber, Rims, 1936- --Interviews
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
- oral histories (literary works)
- Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 21, 1997 with Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he participated in Mississippi Freedom Summer with the National Council of Churches and returned to Mississippi with the Delta Ministry in 1965 to work in Canton. He became their Education Director in 1966 and moved to Greenville. Later, he helped establish a Jackson office to assist Representative Robert Clark and work on statewide agendas. In 1977, he went to work for the Children's Defense Fund as the Director of the Mississippi Project until they closed the Mississippi office in 1989. He founded the Mississippi Human Services Agenda to carry on the work of research and advocacy with an emphasis on welfare, education, and health.
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