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Document Details


Title: Jamison, Robert James
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: Reverend Robert James Jamison was born on May 28, 1936. As a child, he lived in both St. Louis, Missouri, and the community of Shake Rag in Tupelo, Mississippi, where his grandparents reared him. From his grandfather, Reverend Jamison learned carpentry skills which he put to use to earn his own money even while still in high school. Upon graduation, he and his wife married, and they attended Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on athletic scholarships. After graduating he taught school in Tishomingo, Mississippi, for three years after which time he attended the University of Utah and earned his master's degree. From the University of South Carolina, he earned his education specialist degree, and he earned the Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohjamisonr.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Jamison, Robert James, 1936-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 28-May-1936
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Clergy
Age at speaking: 63
Document date: 03-Nov-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: OHI0025659-27562