Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: African Americans--United States ; Black Americans ; Colored people (United States) ; Negroes ; Afro-Americans
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Accession — Box 2
Form of Material An article titled "The Unsung Heroes of Mississippi", which provides historical information regarding Wayne Wellington Cox and his wife, Minnie M. Geddings Cox. Wayne Cox was an educator and businessman in Indianola, Mississippi. In 1904, he and his wife founded the Delta Penny Savings Bank in Indianola, which is believed to be the first African American bank in Mississippi. The Coxes also participated in organizing the Mississippi Beneficial Insurance Company in 1909. Minnie Cox was appointed...
Dates: circa 2001
Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material Mrs. Myrtis Rue was an African American native of Hattiesburg and a teacher in the public schools. She was the first person to donate civil rights materials to the USM Archives during the solicitation effort, which began in September 1997. Her gift was this full-page article entitled "Hattiesburg's Beginnings: A Black Perspective" from the Hattiesburg American of November 2, 1980. She died August 3, 2000.
Dates: November 2, 1980
Scope and Contents These materials on Richmond Barthé were brought together in 1979 and 1980, and 1998 and 1999 as a special collection for research purposes of Associate Professor Harry C. Ward of the University of Southern Mississippi Art Department. These items describe the personal and professional life of Richmond Barthé.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1927-1980, 1999, undated
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia relating to the life and career of Dr. John Calvin Berry, the first African American faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Abstract Historical information regarding Wayne Wellington Cox and his wife, Minnie M. Geddings Cox.An article titled "The Unsung Heroes of Mississippi", which provides historical information regarding Wayne Wellington Cox and his wife, Minnie M. Geddings Cox. Wayne Cox was an educator and businessman in Indianola, Mississippi. In 1904, he and his wife founded the Delta Penny Savings Bank in Indianola, which is believed to be the first African American bank in Mississippi. The Coxes also...
Dates: circa 2001
Scope and Contents The Vernon F. Dahmer Collection consists of copies of newspaper clippings and programs dating from 1966 to 1998, and 24 photographs taken during the fifth trial of Sam Bowers. Most of the newspaper clippings were collected by the Dahmer family between 1966 and 1986, and follow events surrounding the bombing of their home, community support after the tragedy, and the trials of those men indicted for arson, murder, and conspiracy. Other articles in the collection were published in ...
Scope and Contents This collection was donated by Dr. Martha Davis in 2003. It contains information pertaining to the founding of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, their involvement in Civil Rights activities in Mississippi, and the personal experiences of Martha Davis, Hy Gold, and Tom Levin.
Dates: 1964; 2003
Abstract Materials regarding the Underground Railroad and other aspects of African American history collected by Dr. Falk, the first Medical Committee for Human Rights Field Secretary in Mississippi.
Abstract The Silvia Buck Hoover Collection consists of one scrapbook page containing information on the death of Silvia Buck Hoover, who claimed to be one of the last living slaves at her death in 1941. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying American history, the Civil War, and slavery.
Dates: 1941; 2016
Scope and Contents The Lucy Komisar Civil Rights Collection brings together nearly four years of news stories by an alternative newspaper in Mississippi during the early 1960s and includes a historical/ biographical sketch of the creator of the collection. Most of the collection consists of photocopies of issues of the Mississippi Free Press (an incomplete run) that were published in Jackson, Mississippi, between the years of 1961 – 1964. The collection also includes an interview...
Dates: 1961-1964; 1991
Abstract In 1995 Miss Oseola McCarty, an African American laundress, donated the bulk of her life’s savings, $150,000, to The University of Southern Mississippi to provide scholarships for deserving students. This collection documents her generous act and the multitude of honors and awards presented to her in the ensuing years.
Dates: circa 1920-1999
Scope and Contents This collection contains a complete set (number 16 of 25) of Charles Moore’s “Pictures That Made a Difference: The Civil Rights Movement.” The set includes 12 framed and matted photographs (Box 2, 3, 4, and 5) taken throughout the South between 1958-1965 and a framed and matted introductory description of the limited edition set (Box 1). Each photograph is numbered and signed by Mr. Moore.
Scope and Contents This collection consists of several items relating to Wallace Roberts and his involvement in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. Most of the collection was produced during 1964 and is in the form of newspaper clippings about Freedom Summer, manuscripts of articles and letters written by Roberts, and scanned images of photographs taken by Roberts. The collection also contains a paper, two articles, and a book review written by Roberts since the summer of 1964.This collection...
Abstract The Henry and Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner Civil Rights Movement Collection contains a vast array of materials from during and after the [Lorenzi] Sojourner’s time in Holmes County, Mississippi, during the Freedom Summer of 1964. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi history, and Freedom Summer.
Dates: 1900s; 1940s–1950s; Majority of material found within 1960s–2010s; Undated
Scope and Contents This collection contains personal correspondence (1964) between Mr. Wilson and his parents. It also contains fundraising materials generated by Mr. Wilson’s parents, including correspondence from donors. Others materials include newspaper clippings, canvassing materials for SNCC and MFDP, and educational materials designed to overcome obstacles designed to prevent African Americans in Mississippi from voting in elections.Included in the collection are blank voter’s registration...
Dates: circa 1960–1965; circa 1983–1998