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Document Details


Title: Bennie G. Thompson
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 February 13, 1974 with Mayor Bennie G. Thompson at his office in Bolton, Mississippi. Thompson was born on January 28, 1948 in Bolton, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi in 1968. In 1972, Thompson received an MS in educational administration from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. He taught in public schools from 1968-1970 and was elected mayor of Bolton, Mississippi, in 1973. Thompson has been honored among Outstanding Young Men of Mississippi by the NAACP, named among Outstanding Personalities of the South in 1971 and recognized as Politician of the Year by Jackson State University in 1973.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohthompsonbp.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 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Thompson, Bennie G., 1948-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 28-Feb-1948
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Mayor; Teacher
Age at speaking: 26
Document date: 13-Feb-1974
Interviewer: Morgan, Chester M.
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: OHI0023649-25169