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Document Details


Title: Joe Reyer
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 August 23 and October 30, 1974 with Mr. Joe Reyer at his home in Poplarville, Mississippi. Reyer was born in 1893 in the Pearl River County, Mississippi. He attended an agricultural high school, now Pearl River College. During his working life Reyer farmed, built a few houses, worked on road construction, and lumbered. He drove teams of Oxen hauling lumber from isolated sawmills to the town of Poplarville. In 1929, Reyer married his first wife, Miss Edna Varnado, whose mother was former Governor Theodore G. Bilbo's sister. He touches upon race relations in the Pearl River County-Poplarville area.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohreyerjp.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 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Reyer, Joe
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Construction worker; Truck driver
Document date: 30-Oct-1974
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: OHI0023628-25145