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Mason, Gilbert R.

Works: 38 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 1,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos 
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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dr. Gilbert R. Mason, Sr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family practitioner and social activist Dr. Gilbert R. Mason, Sr. was born October 7, 1928 in Jackson, Mississippi. Graduating in 1945 from Lanier High School, Mason earned his B.S. degree from Tennessee State University in 1949. He earned his M.D. degree from Howard University Medical School in 1954. Mason started his family practice in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1955 where he was a physician for forty-five years. In May 1959, he led a nonviolent protest against the “whites only” section of a federally maintained Gulf Coast beach. Mason’s “wade ins” resulted in a historic first federal anti-discrimination lawsuit against the state of Mississippi. Mason and local activists also won the first school desegregation lawsuit in the history of Mississippi. His memoirs are published in a 1998 book, co-authored with James Patterson Smith, Beaches, Blood and Ballots: A Black Doctor’s Civil Rights Struggles. Mason passed away on July 8, 2006 at age 77
Beaches, blood, and ballots : a Black doctor's civil rights struggle by Gilbert R Mason( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctor's Civil Rights Struggle (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies) by Gilbert R Mason( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Beaches, blood, and ballots : a Black doctor's civil rights struggle
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Gilbert R. Mason Amerikaans arts (1928-2006)

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