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Document Details


Title: Charlie Parker
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 July 22, 1981 with Mr. Charlie Parker at his home in Laurel, Mississippi. Parker was born 1890's in Enterprise, Mississippi. After his family moved to Laurel around the turn of the century, Parker began working for the Eastman Gardner sawmill at the age of eleven. He stayed with the mill for nearly thirty years. Parker began work as a water carrier and worked his way up to the position of block setter. In 1937, he borrowed money to open a taxicab company in Laurel, which operated in the city until 1964. Parker discusses race relations in Laurel, Mississippi in the sixties.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohparkercp.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: Parker, Charlie, 1890(?)-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1890
Speaker place of birth: Enterprise, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Entrepreneur
Age at speaking: 91
Document date: 22-Jul-1981
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: OHI0023620-25138