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Document Details


Title: Ariel Barnes
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: Mrs. Ariel Barnes was born in Forest, Mississippi. When Mrs. Barnes was two weeks old, her father's occupation as a blacksmith brought her family to Hattiesburg. She was the second of five children. During her first-grade through tenth-grade years, she attended Hattiesburg schools, but she finished her public school education in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when she went to live there with her mother's sister. She attended Alcorn University where she earned a degree enabling her to teach school. She taught at Rowan in Hattiesburg. Additionally she worked at the Hattiesburg Library's branch on Sixth Street.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/barnes.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Barnes, Ariel, 1917-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1917
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Teacher
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 01-Apr-1993
Interviewer: Rowe, Sarah
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: OHI0023462-24969