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Oral history with Reverend Clinton Collier; 1981 and 1994

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Oral history.; Interviews conducted on July 28, 1981 and June 25, 1994 with Reverend Clinton Collier at the Methodist Church in Morton, Mississippi. Collier was born on August 24, 1909 in rural Neshoba County. After completing eighth grade, he studied at Tougaloo College, as there were no high schools for African American students at the time. The depression interrupted Collier's education and he began a teaching career. Collier taught in Mississippi until 1940, and then moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked until he was drafted into the Navy in 1942. After two years of service, Collier returned to Washington, D.C. and then moved on to Detroit until returning to Mississippi in 1956. He resumed public school teaching and entered the United Methodist ministry. During the late 1950s and 1960s Collier was closely associated with leaders of the civil rights movement and was very active on the state and local level.

28 July 1981; 25 June 1994

Oral history.; Interviews conducted on July 28, 1981 and June 25, 1994 with Reverend Clinton Collier at the Methodist Church in Morton, Mississippi. Collier was born on August 24, 1909 in rural Neshoba County. After completing eighth grade, he studied at Tougaloo College, as there were no high schools for African American students at the time. The depression interrupted Collier's education and he began a teaching career. Collier taught in Mississippi until 1940, and then moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked until he was drafted into the Navy in 1942. After two years of service, Collier returned to Washington, D.C. and then moved on to Detroit until returning to Mississippi in 1956. He resumed public school teaching and entered the United Methodist ministry. During the late 1950s and 1960s Collier was closely associated with leaders of the civil rights movement and was very active on the state and local level.

28 July 1981; 25 June 1994

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