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Document Details


Title: Ross Robert Barnett
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 May 8, 1971 with the Honorable Ross Robert Barnett in Jackson, Mississippi. Barnett was born on January 22, 1898 in Leake County, Mississippi. He graduated with his B.A. from Mississippi College in 1924. In 1926, he graduated from the University of Mississippi with his law degree. Barnett was inaugurated as the governor of the State of Mississippi on January 19, 1960. During his term, he was active in the States' Rights movement as well as boosting the Mississippi economy.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohbarnettrp.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1971 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Barnett, Ross Robert, 1898-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 22-Jan-1898
Speaker occupation: Governor; Lawyer
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 08-May-1971
Interviewer: McMillen, Neil
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: OHI0023464-24972