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Document Details


Title: Hugh H. Clegg
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: Four interviews conducted on October 1, 2, and 23 of 1975, and July 1, 1976 with Mr. Hugh Clegg at his home in Anguilla, Mississippi. Clegg was born on July 17, 1898 in Mathiston, Mississippi. Clegg graduated from Millsaps College, in Jackson, Mississippi and then went on to George Washington Law School, in Washington, D.C. In 1926, Clegg joined the FBI where he remained for 27 years eventually raising to the position of Assistant Director. After retiring from the FBI in 1954 Clegg accepted a position with the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Mississippi. Clegg served as Assistant to the Chancellor at Ole Miss during the tumultuous events of the 1960's. The most well known event to occur while Clegg was at Ole Miss was the James Meredith conflict. He explains a plan, which he advanced to enable the two sides to reach agreement without either being embarrassed, but the drastic tactics had already been agreed.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohclegghp.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 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Clegg, Hugh H., 1898-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 17-Jul-1898
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Former FBI agent
Age at speaking: 77
Document date: 01-Oct-1975
Interviewer: Garvey, Mike
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: OHI0023525-25051