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Document Details


Title: Semmes Luckett
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 14, 1977 with Mr. Semmes Luckett, attorney at law, at his office in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Luckett was born on October 28, 1905 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He entered the University of Mississippi in 1923 and graduated from law school in 1928. Luckett began his law practice in Greenwood, Mississippi. In 1932, he accepted an offer to join a firm in Clarksdale and practiced law there until shortly before his death in 1987. Luckett was active in community and civic affairs. He was chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of Coahoma County for many years.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohluckettsp.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 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Luckett, Semmes, 1905-1987
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 28-Oct-1905
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 72
Document date: 14-Sep-1977
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: OHI0023601-25118