Chickasaw

PEOPLE

Walker Milan Davis

W.M. Davis was an educator born in Okolona, Mississippi, in 1908. After graduating from Alcorn State and earning a master's from Iowa State, he served as an administrator and teacher at Alcorn State. From 1933 to 1940 he served as Dean and Registrar of Okolona College for Negroes. In 1943 he assumed the role of President of Okolona College. His published works of nonfiction include Pushing Forward: A History of Alcorn A. & M. College and Okolona, Mississippi: The Okolona Industrial School.

Sources:

"Walker Milan Davis."University Libraries at Mississippi State University. http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?a=137&z=129#wdavis

"Negro College President Dies."Jackson Daily News. Sovereignty Commission Files. Mississippi Archives and History Department. http://mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents/er/sovcom/result.php?image=/data/sov_commission/images/png/cd08/063944.png&otherstuff=10|19|0|3|1|1|1|63108|

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GROUPS

Okolona College for Negroes

Established in 1902, Okolona College provided industrial education for African American men and women until funding was discontinued in 1965 when the college shut its doors. The college was privately funded.

Sources:

“Okolona, Mississippi: A Case Study Speculating on Possibilities.” http://kubuildingtech.org/scriss/projects/okolonatech/okolona2.html

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DOCUMENTS

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