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Document Details


Title: Reuben Anderson
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Description: Interview conducted on 12-18-1997 with Reuben Anderson. He was the first African-American to graduate from Ole Miss Law School. His professional experience includes the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., 1967-75; municipal judge for the City of Jackson, 1975-77; county court judge for Hinds County, 1977-82; circuit court judge for the Seventh Circuit Court District, 1982-85; Mississippi Supreme Court justice, 1985-90; and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government at the University of Mississippi, fall of 1995.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/anderson.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1997 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Anderson, Reuben
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Document date: 18-Dec-1997
Interviewer: Bolton, Charles
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; White Citizens Council
Historical events discussed: Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements--United States; Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; Mississippi; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States; White Citizens Council
Topics discussed - Other terms: Activism
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023428-24923