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Document Details


Title: Earl W. Banks
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 August 26, 1975 with Earl W. Banks, 1905-1986. He enrolled at Alcorn University in Lorman, Mississippi, for one year, then transferred to Jackson State University where he completed high school. He continued in the program at Jackson State University for two years, then transferred to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he finished his undergraduate degree in 1926. After graduation, Mr. Banks returned to Jackson and became a partner in Peoples Funeral Home. While in Jackson, Mr. Banks was well-known for his active support of civic improvement projects. He participated in fund-raising for St. Dominic's Hospital and the YMCA. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the State Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association, and worked with the United Way.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohbanksep.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Banks, Earl W., 1905-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 19-Aug-1905
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Businessman; Civil rights activist
Age at speaking: 70
Document date: 26-Aug-1975
Interviewer: Garvey, Mike
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: OHI0023458-24965