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Document Details


Title: Tony Byrne
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 September 17, 1980 with the Honorable Tony Byrne, former mayor of Natchez, Mississippi at his office in the Natchez City Hall. Byrne was born on May 18, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi State University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a degree in marketing in 1958. In 1966, Byrne won a special election to the Natchez Board of Aldermen and in 1968 Mr. Byrne was elected mayor of Natchez. He served five terms as mayor before retiring from public office in 1988. Byrne has been active in civic and professional organizations. He served as president of the Natchez Jaycees as well as president of the Mississippi Municipal Association. Governor John Bell Williams appointed Byrne to the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohbyrnetp.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 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Byrne, Tony, 1936-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 18-May-1936
Speaker occupation: Entrepreneur; Mayor
Age at speaking: 44
Document location: Natchez, MS
Document date: 17-Sep-1980
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: OHI0023516-25036