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Document Details


Title: Frank Ellis 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: Interview conducted on August 27, 1993 with Frank Ellis Smith at his bookstore in Jackson, Mississippi. Smith was born on February 21, 1918 in Sidon, Mississippi. He is a six-term US representative from Mississippi who is best known as the public official who favored James Meredith's entry to the University of Mississippi. Smith received an AB degree from the University of Mississippi and took graduate work for a brief period at the American University in Washington, DC He is also the author of six books, including The Yazoo River, Congressman from Mississippi, Look Away from Dixie, The Politics of Conversation, Mississippians All, and The Land Between the Lakes
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohsmithfp.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: Smith, Frank Ellis, 1918-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 21-Feb-1918
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: United States senator
Age at speaking: 75
Document date: 27-Aug-1993
Interviewer: Katagiri, Yasuhiro
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: OHI0023643-25163