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    James Oscar Jones Oral History Interview

    James Oscar Jones talked about growing up in rural Arkansas, the influence of his parents' support for civil rights, and his work as the director of the Arkansas Project for the Student…

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    Thomas Gaither Oral History Interview

    Thomas Gaither talked about attending Claflin College in South Carolina, participating in the desegregation sit-in movement, his work for the Congress of Racial Equality, and helping to…

    210 views
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    Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Oral History Interview

    Joan Trumpauer Mulholland recalled participating in the 1961 Freedom Rides, attending Tougaloo Colleg,e and serving time at the Mississippi State Penitentiary with other civil rights…

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    Kay Tillow Oral History Interview

    Kay Tillow talked about her involvement with the civil rights movement, starting with her participation in the 1963 desegregation sit-ins in Atlanta, Georgia, and her later work to organize…

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    Esther Terry Oral History Interview

    Esther Terry talked about her role in planning and participating in the 1960 lunch counter sit-in protests while a student at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. This interview…

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    Junius Williams Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Junius Williams talked about his life and career, including joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s and the fight for equal rights during the Civil…

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    Simeon Wright Oral History Interview

    Simeon Wright, author of Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till, talked about the kidnap and murder of his cousin, Emmet Till. Mr. Wright was 12 years-old when his…

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    Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s Crusade.” President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1992, he was a twelve year-old boy living in…

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    Marilyn Hildreth Oral History Interview

    Marilyn Hilderth talked about her family’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the work of her mother, who was the advisor of the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council and organized…

    315 views
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    Dorothy Cotton Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Cotton talked about the early days of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, her working relationship with Dr. King and the impact of his assassination on the civil rights…

    686 views
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    Dorie and Joyce Ladner Oral History Interview

    Sisters Dorie and Joyce Ladner, who knew and worked with Medgar Evers, spoke about becoming civil rights activists as young women in the early 1960s. Dorie Ladner argued that they were…

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    David and Satoko Ackerman Oral History Interview

    David and Satoko Ackerman, classmates of Jesse Jackson at the Chicago Theological Seminary in the mid-1960s, talked about their participation in a Selma, Alabama civil rights march. This…

    179 views
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    Joseph Lowery Oral History Interview, Part 1

    The Reverend Joseph Lowery talked about his life and his involvement in the civil rights movement. He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He reflected on the…

    432 views
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    Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s Crusade.” President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1992, he was a twelve year-old boy living in…

    383 views
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    Joseph Lowery Oral History Interview, Part 2

    The Reverend Joseph Lowery talked about his life and his involvement in the civil rights movement. He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He reflected on the…

    151 views