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Document Details


Title: Charles Marx
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 October 28 and November 2, 1976 with Professor Charles G. Marx at the University of Southern Mississippi Campus in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Marx was born on November 23, 1932 in McComb, Mississippi. After serving in the United States Air Force, he joined the Mississippi highway patrol at the age of twenty-five. While working as a patrolman, Marx attended law school and was appointed attorney for the highway patrol. After he retired from the patrol, he took a position teaching Criminal Justice at the University of Southern Mississippi. Marx was in the center of the long and difficult civil rights struggle. In 1961, he escorted the first bus carrying "Freedom Riders" from the Alabama line to Jackson, Mississippi. Also, he discusses the shooting that took place at Jackson State College (now Jackson State University) from an officer's perspective.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohmarxcp.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 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Marx, Charles, 1932-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 23-Nov-1932
Speaker place of birth: McComb, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Lawyer; Teacher; Transportation worker
Age at speaking: 44
Document date: 28-Oct-1976
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: OHI0023607-25125