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Document Details


Title: Amzie Moore
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 March 29 and April 13, 1977 with Mr. Amzie Moore at his home in Cleveland, Mississippi. Moore was born on September 23, 1911 in rural Mississippi, on the county line of Carroll and Grenada Counties. In 1935, he took a job with the United State Post Office and served there until his retirement in 1968. Moore became an active worker for African American civil rights and concentrated his efforts on the right to vote for African Americans. Another important goal for Moore was to help African Americans be economically self-sufficient and live happy, successful lives. Moore worked to build low cost housing for the poor African Americans and participated with the Head Start Program.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohmooreap.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: Moore, Amzie, 1911-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 23-Sep-1911
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Black activist; Civil rights activist
Age at speaking: 66
Document location: Cleveland, MS
Document date: 29-Mar-1977
Interviewer: Garvey, Mike
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: OHI0023614-25132