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Oral history with Joe Martin; 1995

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Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 1, 1995 with Joe Martin (born 1943) .Joe Martin grew up in McComb, Mississippi. He was inspired at a young age to become involved in civil rights activities when he heard Medgar Evers speak. In high school, he helped to form an NAACP youth group. He participated in the Burgland High School student walk-out, and in 1965, he collaborated in the writing of an essay attacking the injustice of drafting minorities to fight in Vietnam while they were denied the right to vote. He worked for the Mississippi Institute for Technical and Economic Resources and as a bail bondsman.

01 November 1995

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