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Document Details


Title: Maurice R. Black
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 July 25, 1991 with Mr. Maurice Black at his home near North Carrollton, Mississippi. Black was born on October 18, 1915, near Flora, Mississippi, in Madison County. After graduating from Hinds Junior College in 1935, he attended Millsaps College. Black then enrolled in Jackson Law School and graduated with his law degree in 1938. During World War II, Black served in the Army counterintelligence in Hawaii and the South Pacific. After the war, he was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served from 1948 to 1964. After leaving the House, Black acted as attorney for the office of the Mississippi State Insurance Commissioner. In 1969, he accepted an appointment as Assistant Attorney-General and continued in this position until his retirement in 1977.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohblackmp.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1991 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Black, Maurice R., 1915-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 18-Oct-1915
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 25-Jul-1991
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: OHI0023473-24985