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Oral history.; Mrs. Clara Griffin Watson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on October 15, 1933. During the 1960s, Mrs. Watson helped the COFO workers in Mississippi, marched on the Federal Building, and housed some of the civil rights activists in the area for Freedom Summer, 1964. Mrs. Watson is married to Leon B. Watson. They have thirteen children of their own, including Angela Sartin, who conducted this interview.

28 October 1999

From the de Grummond Children's Books collection. Retold by R. Marriott Watson, L.L. Weldon, Emily Bennett, A.M. Hoyer, & others. Published in London by Nister and in New York by E.P. Dutton, in 1870. Illustrations signed: E. Nister. Title page incorrectly identifies M.A. Hoyer as A.M. Hoyer. "Printed in Bavaria". Contents: Cinderella; The three spinners; Hansel and Gretel; The three little pigs; Sweet porridge; The sleeping beauty; The straw, the coal, and the bean; The watersprite; The golden bird; Aladdin and the wonderful lamp; Teeny Tiny; The goose girl; The golden key; The wolf and the seven little goats; How six comrades journeyed through the world; Jack and the beanstalk.


From the University of Southern Mississippi Art Museum collection. Ink on paper abstract drawing, by Watson. Item includes the annotation "signed Watson '63".


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