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Document Details


Title: Jimmy Swan
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 March 23, 1977 with Mr. Jimmy Swan. Swan was born in Cullman County, Alabama. He ran away from home when he was thirteen or fourteen and ended up in Wayne County, Mississippi. Swan sang in nightclubs and wrote songs until he became one of the earliest disc jockeys in the country. He joined with several others in founding the Country Music Disc Jockeys Association. Swan performed for many years with his own radio program, and eventually became part owner and manager of a radio station. In the 1960's, he became deeply concerned over the developments in the United States and especially the state of Mississippi. In 1967 and 1971, Swan unsuccessfully ran for governor of Mississippi.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohswanjp.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 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Swan, Jimmy
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Alabama; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Politician; Radio broadcaster
Document date: 23-Mar-1977
Interviewer: Garvey, Mike
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: OHI0023648-25168