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Document Details


Title: Rash, Sammie
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 Sammie Rash was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi, on July 31, 1942, the youngest of five boys. His parents were sharecroppers, and in 1949 they moved the family to the McGann plantation in Bolivar County, where Reverend Rash grew up. In 1963 Reverend Rash graduated from Eastside High School in Cleveland, Mississippi, becoming the first member of his family to earn a high school diploma. After graduating from high school, Reverend Rash began his long time service as pastor of the United Baptist Church in Cleveland. In addition to his work as a minister, Reverend Rash has been very active in both civil rights activities and Mississippi politics. At the time of the interview, he lived in Cleveland, Mississippi.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohrashs.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rash, Sammie, 1942-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 31-Jul-1942
Speaker place of birth: Sunflower County, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Clergy
Age at speaking: 35
Document date: 30-Mar-1977
Interviewer: Garvey, Mike
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: OHI0025701-27618