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Copyright protected. Use of this item beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U. S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission of Delta State University is required to publish or reproduce. Contact University Archives, Delta State University, ( 662) 846- 4780. Mississippi Digital Library Identification: mcd. oh. smith_ 354 Page 1 of 21 Interviewer: Ambrose Webster II Interviewee: Rubin and Francis Smith Date: June 19, 2001 AW: Rubin and Mrs. Frances. FS: A. Smith. AW: A. Smith of Cleveland, Mississippi. Um… the date is 6- 19- 2001. Mr. and Mrs. Smith uh… if you will, tell us a little about where you were born raised and about your education. Just give us a little background about yourself, if you will please. FS: Well, I’m Frances and I was born in Merigold, Mississippi nineteen hundred and thirty. I have A. A. Education in Child Development. My occupation was, I was a, Headstart school teacher and later I was appointed as center administrator and I worked there for twenty- two years. I retired in 1987, and I’ve been off ever since. AW: Okay, okay RS: My name is Rubin Smith. I got high as the ninth grade. I was a pastor I did that for 37 years. And uh… ( not audible) I had to discontinue my work at that time. AW: Okay. RS: So I had a good life. I worked in ten to fifteen states ( not audible). I worked down in Louisiana, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia those were different states I worked all my days in. I’ve had a good life. AW: Okay. Um… just ignore those recorders and just relax nothing major at all. Um… okay, tell me a little bit about your parents and where they were raised, what you remember about them, what their occupations were, things like that just. RS: My father probably raised me and mother died when I was two years old, so I really don’t hardly remember her dad. He married another lady named Annie Smith and she’s probably dead and my sisters and my sister- in- law helped raise me.
|Title||Oral History with Rubin and Francis Smith|
|Description||Transcription of an oral history interview conducted with Rubin and Frances Smith of Cleveland, Mississippi. Mr. and Mrs. Smith discuss their involvement in the various Civil Rights activities in their area as well as the beginning of the Headstart Program.|
Smith, Frances A.
|Date||19 June 2001|
|Coverage (time period)||1930-2001|
Smith, Francis A.
|Mississippi county||Bolivar County (Miss.)|
|Geographic location||Cleveland (Miss.)|
|Format||Digital reproduction of a 21-page oral history transcript.|
Mississippi Digital Library. (electronic version)
Delta State University Archives and Museum.
|Contributors||Webster, Ambrose II.; Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to the University of Southern Mississippi.|
|Rights||Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission of Delta State University is required to publish or reproduce. Contact University Archives, Delta State University, (662) 846-4780.|
|Contributing institution||Delta State University Archives and Museum, Delta State University.|
|Collection||Delta State University Oral History Collection.|
|Digital repository||Mississippi Digital Library.|
|Digital collection||Delta State University.|
|File size||141.277 KB|