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Document Details


Title: Irene Ponder Napier
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 2, 1981 with Mrs. Irene Napier at her home in Mount Olive, Mississippi. Napier was born on December 21, 1917 at Mount Olive in Covington, Mississippi. After having studied two years at Jones County Junior College, she began her teaching career in 1942 at Sand Hill School in Beaumont, Mississippi. In 1951, Napier graduated from Mississippi Southern Teachers' College with a BS degree in education as well as doing graduate work. She received a good deal of her college education through night, summer and extension courses from Southern, as well as George Washington University in Washington, DC, the University of Florida in Pensacola, Florida, and East Texas State Teacher's College in Commerce Texas. Napier taught for thirty-one years in Mississippi elementary and secondary public schools.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohnapierip.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 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Napier, Irene Ponder, 1917-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 21-Dec-1917
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Teacher
Age at speaking: 64
Document date: 02-Sep-1981
Interviewer: Pyle, R. Wayne
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: OHI0023615-25133