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Document Details


Title: Cecil Shelton
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 31, 1981 with Mr. Cecil Shelton at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Shelton was born on September 1, 1945 in Gore Springs, Mississippi. After graduating high school in 1965, he attended Grenada's Vocational-Technical Training Night School, as well as numerous state and national AFL-CIO labor schools. During his career at Lyons automotive plant, Shelton became involved in the fledgling labor movement, as well as being active in civil rights marches in Grenada, Mississippi. In 1967, he participated in the organization of Aluminum Workers Local 202 at the plant and in 1968 he was elected secretary-treasurer of the local. Shelton continued to have a long and productive career in the Labor movement through various positions, which include being a member of the Job Development and Training Labor Advisory Council, president of both the North Delta Central Labor Council, and vice-president of the Mississippi AFL-CIO.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohsheltoncp.html
Restrictions: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohsheltoncp.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Shelton, Cecil, 1945-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1-Sep-1945
Speaker occupation: Labor union executive
Age at speaking: 36
Document date: 31-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: OHI0023635-25152