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Document Details


Title: Percy Greene
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 December 14, 1972 with Mr. Percy Greene at his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Greene was born on September 7, 1897 in Jackson, Mississippi and died on April 16, 1977. He was very active in the civil rights movement in Mississippi. After returning from service in World War I, he returned to Jackson, Mississippi. In 1927, he organized the National Association of Negro War Veterans and by 1932 there were chapters in 8 states with 12,000 members. In 1939, he became founder, owner, publisher and editor of the Jackson Advocate newspaper in Jackson. Greene was pictured in Life magazine casting his vote after leading African Americans to the polls to vote in a Democratic Primary election for the first time in the history of the state of Mississippi in 1964.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohgreenepp.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 1972 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Greene, Percy, 1897-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 7-Sep-1897
Speaker place of birth: Jackson, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Newspaper editor; Newspaper publisher
Age at speaking: 75
Document date: 14-Dec-1972
Interviewer: McMillen, Neil
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: OHI0023573-25090