Oral Histories: James Baldwin and Vernon Jordan

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Campaign, a series of peaceful protests of racial segregation laws in the American… read more

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Campaign, a series of peaceful protests of racial segregation laws in the American South. The campaign was met by violent attacks using high-pressure fire hoses and police dogs on men, women and children alike -- producing some of the most iconic images of the time. It is considered one of the major turning points in the Civil Rights Movement.

Today C-SPAN Radio takes a look at that era with oral histories from two prominent leaders: James Baldwin and Vernon Jordan.

These interviews are part of the Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Collection at the University of Kentucky. He recorded them as research for his book Who Speaks for the Negro, published in 1965. close

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83290-1
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Radio
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States