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Document Details


Title: George Saxon
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 June 3, 1993 with Mr. George Saxon, formerly of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol as an investigator, at his home in Gulfport, Mississippi. Saxon was born on March 30, 1927 in Waynesboro, Mississippi. After his discharge from the military at the end of World War II, he began his career with the Mississippi Highway Patrol as a dispatcher. Saxon graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1964 and was then assigned as a criminal investigator with the highway patrol. In 1986, he retired from the Mississippi Highway Patrol as chief and assistant commissioner of public safety. After retiring from the Highway patrol, Saxon served as director of public safety for Biloxi, Mississippi until 1989.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohsaxongp.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 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Saxon, George, 1927-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 30-Mar-1927
Speaker occupation: Transportation worker
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 03-Jun-1993
Interviewer: Derr, Reid
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: OHI0023634-25151