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Document Details


Title: Robinson, Delmar P.
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. Delmar Robinson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, July 11, 1937. He attended Biloxi Colored School, starting in 1942 until he transferred to M.F. Nichols School from which he was graduated. Escaping the oppressive segregation of the Deep South, Mr. Robinson migrated to California and joined the military in 1953. After four years of service as an Accounting and Finance Specialist in the United States Air Force and thirty-three years of service with the National Park Service, Mr. Robinson retired and currently provides consulting services for school districts and city governments. As a consultant, Mr. Robinson offers an educated view on issues including strategic planning, long-range planning, zoning, and economic development. Additionally, he works with Habitat for Humanity as an advisor on selecting home sites. In this position, Mr. Robinson is involved in screening applicants, final interviews, and final construction.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohrobinsonde.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Robinson, Delmar Preston, 1937-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 11-Jul-1937
Speaker place of birth: Biloxi, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Government employee; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 62
Document date: 26-Aug-1999
Interviewer: Long, Worth
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: OHI0025708-27626