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Document Details


Title: Clinton Collier
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 June 25, 1994 with Reverend Clinton Collier at the Methodist Church in Morton, Mississippi. Collier was born on August 24, 1910 in rural Neshoba County. After completing the eighth grade, which was as high as black schools taught at that time, he went to Tougaloo College. The depression interrupted Collier's education and his teaching career began. He taught in Mississippi until 1940, and then moved to Washington, DC where he worked until he was drafted into the Navy in 1942. After two years of service, Collier went back to Washington, DC and then on to Detroit until returning to Mississippi in 1956. He returned to public school teaching and entered the United Methodist ministry. During the late 1950's and the 1960's Collier was closely associated with leaders of the civil rights movement and was very active on the state and local level.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohcollierc2p.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1994 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Collier, Clinton, 1910-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 24-Aug-1910
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Clergyman
Age at speaking: 84
Document date: 25-Jun-1994
Interviewer: Faulkner, Leesha
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: OHI0023550-25061