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Document Details


Title: Foster, Palmer E.
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Mississippi Oral History Project
Description: Mr. Palmer E. Foster was born in Jackson, Tennessee. As an early teen, he moved with his family of origin to Ripley, Mississippi, to his grandfather's 160-acre farm. With his family, he worked the farm, and he attended the local schools for African-Americans. Working after school to earn the money to buy his uniform, Mr. Palmer joined the Boy Scouts. In order to finish high school, he moved alone to Corinth, Mississippi, worked, paid his own board and rent, and finished high school in Corinth. After his high school graduation, he spent four years in the Army in the southwest Pacific during World War II. In 1946, Mr. Palmer entered Rust College.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohfosterp.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Foster, Palmer E.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Jackson, TN; Tennessee; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Athletic coach; Military personnel; Teacher
Document date: 19-Oct-1999
Interviewer: Mitchell, Lena
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture; Cities and towns--Mississippi; City and town life--Mississippi; Community; Local history; Mississippi; Mississippi--History; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025632-27526