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Document Details


Title: Clude Ramsay
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: Three interviews conducted on April 28, 30 and May 7, 1981 with Mr. Claude Ramsay at his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Ramsay was born in 1916 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He served briefly in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps during the late 1930's until he got a job with the big International Paper Company plant in Pascagoula. Ramsay was called to service in World War II from 1942 to 1946. After the war, Ramsay returned to his job at the paper plant and began his work in the union movement and the collective bargaining process. He felt that the racial discrimination experienced by African Americans in Mississippi was unfair and believed that a strong labor union movement would be impossible until minorities had gained their civil rights. Ramsay was elected president of the Mississippi AFL-CIO in 1959.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohramsaycp.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
Speaker: Ramsay, Claude, 1916-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1916
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Labor union executive
Document date: Undated
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: OHI0023624-25141