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Document Details


Title: Josephine Clemons Bell
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. Josephine Clemons Bell was born April 12, 1909, in Concordia Parish, Louisiana. She was the oldest daughter of James Clemons and Julia Clemons Russell. When she was five, her mother returned to Natchez, Mississippi. She married Rhetaugh Graves after finishing high school in 1927. They had two children, Rhetaugh and Wade. Her third child, Norman, was born of her second marriage to Norman Bell, Sr. She has nine grandchildren. Mrs. Bell received her bachelor of science degree from Alcorn College in Lorman, Mississippi. She did graduate study at Southern Connecticut College in New Haven, Connecticut and Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. Her teaching career in elementary education in the public schools of Natchez-Adams County spans twenty-nine and a half years.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/bell.htm
Restrictions: The transcript is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bell, Josephine Clemons, 1909-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 12-Apr-1909
Speaker place of birth: Louisiana; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Civil rights activist; Teacher
Age at speaking: 87
Document date: 22-Oct-1996
Interviewer: McPhail, Amy
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: OHI0023466-24976