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Document Details


Title: Florence Mars
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 January 5, 1978 with Miss Florence Mars at her home in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Mars was born on January 1, 1923 in Philadelphia, Mississippi. She studied at Millsaps College and University of Mississippi, where she graduated in 1944. Mars recorded her experiences and observations of the Philadelphia crisis that developed when three civil rights workers were murdered in her book, Witness in Philadelphia. Her efforts to determine the truth, and to work toward justice brought her under great pressure, including economic discrimination and near ostracism. She also discusses her experiences with the Philadelphia project, which was an effort by Pennsylvanians to cooperate with their Southern namesake.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohmarsfp.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: Mars, Florence, 1923-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1-Jan-1923
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Civil rights activist
Age at speaking: 55
Document date: 05-Jan-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: OHI0023605-25123