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Oral history with Joseph E. Wroten; 1993

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Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 4, 1993 with Joseph E. Wroten (born 1925). Joseph Wroten was born February 28, 1925, in a Methodist parsonage in New Albany, Mississippi. Mr. Wroten graduated from Stephen D. Lee High School in Columbus, received his bachelor's of science from Millsaps College in 1945 and a law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1948. He served three four-year terms in the Mississippi House of Representatives. He became famous during his tenure as one of only two legislators who voted in favor of allowing blacks to enroll at the University of Mississippi. He was elected as a judge of the county court and of the youth court of Washington County from 1971 to 1982. He has also served in several capacities for the Democratic Party in Mississippi and as a delegate to the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

04 November 1993

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