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Document Details


Title: Jim, Barry Davis
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: Barry Davis Jim, Sr., was born Philadelphia Indian Hospital and grew up on the Pearl River Indian Reservation. He attended Pearl River Elementary Day School, which became Choctaw Central High School. He graduated from Choctaw Central in 1969. Jim, a promising athlete, was the first Choctaw to be awarded a football scholarship at East Central Junior College (now East Central Community College) but was prevented from playing because of a knee injury. He attended Meridian Junior College and Mississippi State University, where he made the dean's list. He graduated from MSU with a degree in physical education and recreation and a minor in driver's education. He has continued his studies and, at the time of this interview, was working toward a master's degree in educational administration.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohjimb.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Jim, Barry Davis
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: American Indian
Speaker occupation: Athletic coach; Recreation director
Document date: 12-Nov-1998
Interviewer: Lohrer, Lora
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: OHI0025660-27564