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Oral history with Essie Dotson; 2002

Object Type: Record
In Collection: Oral History Digital Collection


Oral history.; Interview conducted May 21, 2002 at the Dotson home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Essie Lee Dotson was born February 1, 1933 in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. She completed her education at the Allen School and at Claiborne County Training Academy. Dotson held a variety of jobs throughout her career, including work as a waitress in several cafés on Fair Street, owning and operating the Grand Gulf Store, making dishes for National Plastic, and working as a janitor and gardener for the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant. She was also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).



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