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Document Details


Title: M. W. Hamilton
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 February 13, 1978 with Mr. M.W. Hamilton in Petal, Mississippi. Hamilton was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1909 and lived in the area until his death in 1990. He worked as a mechanic, electrician and contractor in his youth. For many years, he operated a general merchandise store. In 1924, Hamilton earned his pilot rating and flew with the famous aviator brothers, Al and Fred Key. Hamilton is perhaps best known as one of the leaders of the Hattiesburg segregationists during the 1960's. He was a founding member of the Citizens Council in Hattiesburg and of Beason Academy, a whites-only school.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohhamiltonmp.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 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hamilton, M.W., 1909-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1909
Speaker place of birth: Hattiesburg, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Aviator
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 13-Mar-1978
Interviewer: Caudill, Orley B.
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: OHI0023578-25096