ORAL HISTORY OF LARRY GIPSON
Interviewed by Keith McDaniel
February 1, 2012
MR. MCDANIEL: This is Keith McDaniel and today is February 1st, 2012 and I am at the home of Mr.--
MR. GIPSON: Larry Gipson.
MR. MCDANIEL: Larry Gipson. G-I-P-S-O-N. Mr. Gipson, thank you for taking the time to talk to us.
MR. GIPSON: My honor.
MR. MCDANIEL: Let's start out at the very beginning. Why don't you tell me, tell me where you were born and raised and something about your family and something about growing up.
MR. GIPSON: I was born in Lexington, Mississippi in 1940. I moved to Oak Ridge in 1949.
MR. MCDANIEL: What was Lexington, where was it located and what was it like?
MR. GIPSON: Like I said I was born in 1940, Lexington, Mississippi is a nice little town. It was in the south and all the southern rules was in effect.
MR. MCDANIEL: And where was Lexington?
MR. GIPSON: Lexington is eighty miles to ninety miles from Jackson, Mississippi in Holmes County.
MR. MCDANIEL: How big was