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Document Details


Title: Michael 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 with Dr. Michael Smith, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Southern Mississippi and a journalist during the 1960's. Smith was born in 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa. After his family's move to Jackson, Mississippi in 1954, Smith attended the University of Mississippi. As a student, he became the Oxford correspondent for the Memphis Commercial Appeal and reported many events of the civil rights era, including the enrollment of James Meredith at Ole Miss. Smith worked as the state house reporter for the Jackson Daily News and as a correspondent for both the United Press International and the Associated Press newsgathering services. He continued his education for many years obtaining several degrees including a master's in Social Ethics and a Doctorate of Ministry.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohsmithmp.html
Original Language: English
Speaker: Smith, Michael, 1942-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1942
Speaker place of birth: Iowa; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Journalist; Law professor
Document date: Undated
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: OHI0023644-25164