Black Families of Yalobusha County Oral History Project
 
Wright, James

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Wright, James

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Download Church News from North Mississippi Herald 2012-07-11 (337 KB)

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Download Yearbook from 1977 (450 KB)

Description

In this interview, James Wright discusses his life in Yalobusha County/North Mississippi. Wright recounts growing up in a sharecropping family on “the Roy Fly Place” in rural Yalobusha County in the 1960s/70s and mentions his childhood impressions of segregation/desegregation. He also reflects on early work at the Holley Carburetor plant and the industrialization/deindustrialization of Water Valley, MS. He also mentions his education at the University of Mississippi in the 1980s and outlines his career track in law enforcement. Wright strongly emphasizes the role of evangelical Christianity in his life and in the Black community of Yalobusha County throughout the interview.

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Extent

57 min

Publication Date

10-23-2019

Relational Format

audio recording

City

Water Valley (Miss.)

Disciplines

African American Studies | American Studies | Oral History

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