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Document Details


Title: P. A. Tims
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 July 7, 1976 with Mr. P.A. Tims of Poplarville, Mississippi. Tims was born on October 20, 1890 in Ethel, Mississippi. In 1912, he enrolled in the first class to convene on the campus of the newly established Mississippi Normal College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Tims managed the newspaper, the Free Press in Poplarville, Mississippi until he set up his own paper, the Weekly Democrat. After selling his paper in 1940, he opened a mercantile in Poplarville, which he owned and operated until 1961. Tims also owned a farm on which he grew tung oil trees and raised beef cattle. He was elected to the Poplarville City Council and served a total of 16 years as an alderman.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohtimspp.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 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Tims, P. A., 1890-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 20-Oct-1890
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Newspaper executive
Age at speaking: 86
Document date: 07-Jul-1976
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: OHI0023651-25171