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Document Details


Title: Sinclair, Eleanor
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: Miss Eleanor Sinclair was born and reared in Pass Christian, Mississippi. She completed the eighth grade, which was the highest grade a black student could complete in public schools at Pass Christian at that time. She worked at home, keeping house and taking care of her younger brothers and sisters. When they were older, she went to New Orleans and attended a private commercial school. She worked in factories in New Orleans for several years, then enrolled in Louisiana State Barber College. She worked as a barber in New Orleans, then returned to Pass Christian and opened a barber shop near her home. She worked there for many years, until her mother's failing health required her constant attention.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohsinclaire.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sinclair, Eleanor
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker place of birth: Pass Christian, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Barber; Factory worker
Document location: Pass Christian, MS
Document date: 13-Oct-1976
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: OHI0025717-27638