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Document Details


Title: C. J. Duckworth
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: Three interviews conducted on December 12, 1975, January 19, 1976, and January 23, 1991 with Mr. C.J. Duckworth in his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Duckworth was born in Summerland, Mississippi, Smith County, on February 25, 1911. He enrolled in Alcorn State College (now Alcorn State University) but left early to accept a teaching position in Jasper County. After World War II, Duckworth returned to Alcorn and graduated in 1948. He went on to complete a master's degree at Tuskegee Institute in 1955. He taught and served as principal in the public school systems in Heidelberg, Columbia, Pascagoula and Biloxi. In 1966, Duckworth was elected president of the Mississippi Teachers Association and in that same year was elected president of the American Teachers Association. He served as Executive Secretary of the Mississippi Teachers Association.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohduckworthcp.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 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Duckworth, C. J., 1911-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 25-Feb-1911
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Educational administrator
Age at speaking: 64
Document date: 12-Dec-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: OHI0023560-25073