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Document Details


Title: E. Hammond Smith
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: E. Hammond Smith - Two interviews conducted on April 8 and 13, 1982 with Mr. E. Hammond Smith at his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Smith was born on December 17, 1894 in Bladen Springs, Alabama. His family moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Smith attended public school through the eighth grade. Smith then went on to complete high school at Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Alcorn State University, in Lorman, Mississippi and then continued on at Alcorn for four years of college. From there he went to Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating in 1924 as a licensed pharmacist. Smith returned to Hattiesburg and opened a pharmacy in 1925, which he operated until 1980. He was an active participant in the voter registration drives of the 1960's and was one of the first registered African American voters in the city.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohsmithep.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 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Smith, E. Hammond, 1894-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 17-Dec-1894
Speaker place of birth: Alabama; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Entrepreneur
Age at speaking: 88
Document date: 08-Apr-1982
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: OHI0023641-25160