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Document Details


Title: Clay F. Lee
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: Two interviews conducted on July 8 and 23, 1980 with the Reverend Clay F. Lee at his study in Jackson, Mississippi. Lee was born on March 3, 1930 in Laurel, Mississippi. After graduating with his undergraduate degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, Lee went on to complete his graduate work at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduating there in 1953, he then embarked on his ministerial mission full time. Lee found himself pastorate over an extremely divided and at times violent Mississippi. During his years as an associate minister at Galloway Memorial Church in Jackson, Mississippi the congregation was determined to keep their church segregated. Lee moves on to a pastorate in Philadelphia, Mississippi and three weeks after his arrival three civil rights workers were murdered. In 1976, Lee was named pastor of the Galloway Memorial Church in Jackson, Mississippi; a position he still holds at the time of this interview.
Extent: 1 paged
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohleecp.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 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lee, Clay F., 1930-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 3-Mar-1930
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Minister
Age at speaking: 50
Document date: 08-Jul-1980
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: OHI0023598-25115