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Document Details


Title: Ken Fairly
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 July 7, 1993 with Ken Fairly, a Mississippi law enforcement officer and journalist. Fairly was born on February 18, 1928 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Now retired, he had two careers: one as a journalist and the other as a law enforcement officer at the local, state, and national levels. Fairly investigated Ku Klux Klan activities for the Saturday Evening Post and was present at part of the University of Mississippi riots as a police officer.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohfairlykp.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 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fairly, Ken, 1928-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 18-Feb-1928
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Law enforcement; Police officer
Age at speaking: 65
Document date: 07-Jul-1993
Interviewer: Derr, Reid
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: OHI0023568-25084