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Document Details


Title: George W. Rogers
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 11-16-1977 with George Rogers (born 1917). Mr. Rogers, a Rhodes Scholar, was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served for more then twenty years. He became well known for his dedication to education reform in Mississippi and served as chairman of the education committee for many years. He worked closely on the Minimum Foundation Program, on reforming the leasing laws for sixteenth-section land.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/rogers.htm
Restrictions: It is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright and 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: Rogers, George, 1917-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1917
Speaker place of birth: Vicksburg, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 60
Document date: 16-Nov-1977
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: OHI0023630-25147