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Document Details


Title: Hervey O. Hicks
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 September 2, 1976 with the Honorable Hervey O. Hicks at his home in Benton, Mississippi. Hicks was born on a farm near Benton, Mississippi, in Yazoo County in 1900. In 1931, he ran a successful campaign for election to the Mississippi House of Representatives. After serving one term, he returned to farming and did not enter into public service again until 1947, when he ran once more for the Mississippi House of Representatives. He won that election and served from 1948 until his retirement in 1976. His committee activities included participation of the Appropriations Committee, Railroad Committee, and Public Utilities Committee.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohhickshp.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 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hicks, Hervey O., 1900-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1900
Speaker place of birth: Yazoo City, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: State senator
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 02-Sep-1976
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: OHI0023582-25100