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Document Details


Title: Nathaniel H. Lewis
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 October 24, 1978 with Mr. Nathaniel H. Lewis at his home in McComb, Mississippi. Lewis was born in McComb, Mississippi. In 1928, Lewis and his father organized the McComb Independent Lodge NO. 846 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World. The purpose of this organization was to help African Americans register to vote. Lewis and his father called sixty African American veterans together in 1946 and organized the Pike County Voters League to help them register to vote. Lewis has also been active for a number of years in the Democratic Party of Mississippi. Governor Cliff Finch appointed him to the state Game and Fish Commission and for the first time in history, African Americans were appointed to be Colonels on the Governor's staff.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohlewisnp.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: Lewis, Nathaniel H.
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker place of birth: McComb, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Organization executive
Document date: 24-Oct-1978
Interviewer: Healy, Tom
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: OHI0023600-25117