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Document Details


Title: N. R. Burger
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 11, 1982 with Professor NR Burger at his residence in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Burger was born on April 7, 1909 in Brookhaven, Mississippi. In 1932, he completed his undergraduate degree from Alcorn College (now Alcorn State University). He earned a Master's degree from Cornell University and then went on to study at New York University. Burger taught mathematics at Magnolia, Mississippi from 1934 to 1936. He served as principal at Hopewell Vocational School in Covington County from 1936 to 1940. Until his retirement in 1974, Burger served as principal at Eureka High School (later Rowan High School). He was very active in his community through his work with various organizations such as the Hattiesburg Business Development Council, the Mississippi Principals Association, and the Resolutions Committee of the National Teachers Association. In addition, Burger organized the first Boy Scouts troop for African Americans in South Mississippi.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohburgernp.html
Restrictions: It is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright and PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Burger, N. R., 1909-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 7-Apr-1909
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Educational administrator
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 11-May-1982
Interviewer: Pyle, R. Wayne
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: OHI0023513-25032