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Document Details


Title: Watson, Clara
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 Biloxi, Mississippi, on October 15, 1933, to William Griffin and Lodie Brookes Griffin, Mrs. Clara Griffin Watson is the oldest of nine children. Her parents valued education, and they sent Mrs. Watson to Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School. She spent many summers in Florida with her cousins, and she remembers her childhood as a happy time, although definitely a time of segregation. During the 1960s, Mrs. Watson helped the COFO workers in Mississippi, marched on the Federal Building, and housed some of the civil rights activists in the area for Freedom Summer, 1964.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohwatsonc.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Watson, Clara, 1933-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 15-Oct-1933
Speaker place of birth: Biloxi, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Activist
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 28-Oct-1999
Interviewer: Sartin, Angela
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: OHI0025740-27667