Description: Oral history.; Interview conducted March 21, 2004. John Frazier was born in Greenville, Mississippi. As a young boy, he was aware of racial conflict and became involved in the civil rights struggle early. Frazier started a Youth Chapter of the NAACP in Greenville. This work led directly to his work with Medgar Evers in Jackson upon FrazierΓÇÖs enrollment in Campbell College and later, Tougaloo College. Frazier became the second African American to attempt to integrate the University of Southern Mississippi after the death of Clyde Kennard. Frazier describes his involvement with the various local NAACP chapters and the Mississippi State Young Democrats. He also details his imprisonment and the violence incurred upon him there. Frazier later attended seminary at both Tufts and Harvard University where he studied the Unitarian-Universalist religion and continued to participate in the civil rights movement in that capacity.
Creator: Frazier, John; Frazier, Nishani.
Date: 21 March 2004
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