- Oral History
- Oral history with Mr. William J. Simmons
- Caudill, Orley B
Simmons, William J., 1916-
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Civil rights movement
- Simmons, William J., 1916- --Interviews
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
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- Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 26, 1979 with Mr. William J. Simmons at his office in Jackson, Mississippi.Simmons was born in 1916 in Utica, Mississippi.He attended Millsaps College and Mississippi College, graduating from the latter in 1937.After serving in World War II, Simmons returned to Jackson, Mississippi and became active in organizing the Jackson Citizens' Council.He devoted his full-time service to the Citizens' Council movement.Simmons functioned as editor and publisher of The Citizen, Administrator of Citizens' Councils of America, and President of Citizens' Council Forum.As a Citizens' Council representative, he appeared on local and network television and spoke before audiences throughout the United States.Simmons published "Race in America: The Conservative Stand" in & The Search For America.
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