An Oral History with J. C. Fairley, Mamie Phillips, and Charles Phillips
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Mr. J. C. Fairley, Mrs. Mamie Phillips, and Mr. Charles Phillips are all residents of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, who were active in the NAACP during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
Hattiesburg during desegregation Fairley gets involved with NAACP and activism Segregated buses Belonging to NAACP, secrecy and persecution Desegregating public accommodations Boycotting the bus system and merchants Freedom Summer Voter registration struggles Breaking boycotts Desegregation at USM Raylawni Branch desegregates public accommodation Obstacles to voter registration Impact of black votes, Voters League Attitude of law enforcement FBI harassment self defense Boycotting a grocery store mus- coh. fairleyj. doc Page 1 of 49
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