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Document Details


Title: Emma Ruth Corban
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 March 7, 1991 with Miss Emma Ruth Corban in her home in Meridian, Mississippi. Corban was born in Fayette, Mississippi, on September 18, 1907. She completed a BA degree in English in 1929 and her Masters degree in 1930. Corban taught at Northwest Junior College from 1930 to 1936 and Meridian Junior College from 1936 to 1973. She has served in many professional organizations, including the Mississippi Education Association of which she was president between 1966-1967. After retiring, Corban remained active through community programs and civic organizations. She taught in the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program in Meridian for eleven years and organized alcohol safety education workshops all over the state.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohcorbanep.html
Restrictions: The transcript is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1991 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Corban, Emma Ruth, 1907-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 18-Sep-1907
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Activist; Teacher
Age at speaking: 84
Document date: 07-Mar-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: OHI0023553-25065