Object Type: Record
In Collection: Oral History Digital Collection
Oral history.; Aurabelle Caggins was born in 1919, in Kiln, Mississippi. Orphaned at a young age, she grew up with relatives in Gulfport's Soria City community. She attended Thirty-third Avenue High School. In addition, Mrs. Caggins worked for pay as a child, earning money that helped her attend Alcorn State University, where she earned a scholarship and graduated with her B.S. degree. She earned her M.S. degree in home economics and child development from Tuskegee University. Mrs. Caggins career as a teacher in the Gulfport, Mississippi, school systems spanned thirty-eight years. At the time of this interview, she was retired from teaching, and she was serving as an elected member of the Harrison County Election Commission. She has received numerous awards for civic leadership and service.