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Document Details


Title: Powe, Sank
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: Born in the Delta in Elizabeth, Mississippi, on April 20, 1942, Mr. Sank Powe was one of five children born to Sank Powe and Sallie Lee Lott Powe. Mr. Powe's parents encouraged and urged him to finish high school and pursue higher education. They were loving but strict parents who brought their children up in the church and taught the children to work to help support the family. Growing up, Mr. Powe often worked in the cotton fields for meager wages.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohpowes.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Powe, Sank, 1942-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 20-Apr-1942
Speaker place of birth: Elizabeth, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Athletic coach; Teacher
Age at speaking: 57
Document date: 10-Sep-1999
Interviewer: Bolton, Charles
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: OHI0025697-27612