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Document Details


Title: Lillie Jones
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 11, 1974 with Mrs. Lillie Jones at her home in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Jones was born in 1892 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi and soon after her family moved to Neshoba County. She attended a rural school and upon completion of the eighth grade her schooling ended. Jones was active in the civil rights movement in Mississippi and attempted to improve the conditions for African Americans in the South. She testified before a congressional committee about the conditions under which African Americans had to live in Mississippi. The roads in the African American part of town were in need of repair and Jones challenged the United States government. She told the Department of Justice that if the roads were not repaired that she would stop the African Americans in Neshoba County from paying their taxes. The streets were soon repaired.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohjoneslp.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 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Jones, Lillie, 1892-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1892
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Civil rights activist
Age at speaking: 82
Document date: 1974
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: OHI0023591-25107