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Oral history with Otha Burton; 1999

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Oral history.; Interview with Otha Burton conducted on July 9, 1999. Otha Burton was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1950. He received his B.A. and M.A.T. degrees from Jackson State University, and a Ph.D. from Mississippi State in 1997. He took part in civil rights activism in Vicksburg to press for integration of schools and businesses. He discusses race relations in Vicksburg in the twentieth century and the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on the city. He includes Vicksburg's Freedom Summer, the role of leaders, like Eddie McBride and Medgar Evers, and the importance of the Vicksburg Citizens' Appeal.

09 July 1999

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