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Somebody Had To Do It Collection: Interview with Hull Franklin

@ Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston


In this oral history interview, Hull Franklin of Marks, Mississippi offers historian and civil rights legend Constance Curry his story on the integration of Marks High School in Quitman County Mississippi. He details his experiences being the first African American to attend the school, his life after graduating, and his views of those who he attended the school with and are currently living in Marks with him. The interview was done in conjunction with the “Somebody Had To Do It" project which is designed as a multi-disciplinary study to identify, locate, interview and acknowledge African American “first children" who desegregated America’s schools.
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