Collection 369 Oral History Interview with Lue Shelby
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Oral history interview with Lue Shelby in which she describes her family background; Voice of Calvary Ministries; the health clinic started by VOC; health problems among the the low-income population in Jackson, MS; Bible study for patients and staff at the clinic; programs for educating the community in personal health care; racial conditions in Mississippi; and the VOC Fellowship Church. The time period covered by the interview is 1953-1987.
Lue Shelby was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on June 19, 1987, at Voice of Calvary offices in Jackson, Mississippi.
- Created: 1987
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Lue Shelby was born March 10, 1953, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. When she was three months old, her family moved to Joliet, Illinois. She was converted at age fourteen in Joliet. The family regularly visited relatives in Mississippi several times each year and, when she was seventeen, they moved back to Mississippi to New Hebron. The move came about because her father retired and her mother lost her sight and wished to be closer to her family. She attended her last year of high school in Mississippi and then went four years to Jackson State, majoring in sociology.
Shelby went to work for Voice of Calvary (VOC), which she knew about through her sister, Vera, the wife of VOC founder John Perkins. VOC established a health clinic in a poor section of Jackson, and after working there for a while, Shelby switched to working part-time at VOC while she returned to school to become a certified medical laboratory technician. As of 1987 she was working full time as a technician in the clinic.
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The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Lue Shelby in June 1987.
July 12, 1994
Janyce H. Nasgowitz
W. G. Thompson
- African Americans -- Religious life.
- African Americans -- Social conditions.
- African Americans.
- Church and social problems.
- Cities and towns -- Mississippi.
- Cities and towns.
- City missions -- Mississippi.
- City missions.
- Civil rights movements
- Civil rights movements -- United States.
- Community development.
- Fund raising.
- Jackson (Miss.)
- Medical care
- Medical care -- United States.
- Perkins, John,
- Perkins, Vera Mae.
- Race relations.
- Shelby, Lue.
- Voice of Calvary Fellowship Church (Miss.)
- Voice of Calvary Ministries (U.S.)
- Women -- Religious life.
- Collection 369 Oral History Interview with Lue Shelby
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