Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project

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Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project

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Richard Gunn
Richard Gunn, an African American attorney in Cleveland, Ohio, was heavily involved in the push for school integration. Originally from Kansas City, he moved to Cleveland in 1948 and after passing both the Ohio and Kansas bar, began practicing law…

Milton Galamison
Reverend Milton Galamison (1923-1988) was a clergyman and civil rights leader in New York City. Born in Philadelphia, Galamison later received his Bachelor's from Lincoln University in Montana and his Master's in Theology from Princeton University. …

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil rights activist. He was a major leader of the civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister in Atlanta,…

James M. Lawson
James M. Lawson (1928- ) was a longtime peace activist and served as a tutor on non-violence to civil rights leaders. Lawson began his work in Nashville, Tennessee where he trained citizens on non-violent tactics to use in sit-ins at downtown…

Malcolm X
Malcolm X (1925-1965) was born Malcolm Little in Omaha Nebraska. After being found "mentally unfit" to fulfill his draft notice in 1943, Malcolm X was arrested in 1944 for larceny and served four months in prison. In 1945 he was convicted of grand…

William Stuart Nelson
William Stuart Nelson (1895-1977), an African American educator and theologian, was born in Paris, Kentucky. After moving to Paducah, Kentucky and graduating from Lincoln High School, Paducah built and named a park after Nelson, Stuart Nelson Park,…

James Baldwin
James Baldwin (1924-1987) was an American writer and nonviolent civil rights activist. Baldwin was born into poverty in Harlem, New York. At a young age he spent a significant amount of time in libraries and realized his passion for writing. …

Carroll G. Barber
Carroll G. Barber was a white civil rights activist and anthropologist. He became associated with Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1961 and was arrested on July 15, 1961 in Jackson, Mississippi when he participated in the Freedom Rides. …

Stokely Carmichael, Lucy Thornton, Ezell A. Blair, Jr. and Jean Wheeler
Stokely Carmichael (1941-1998) was a civil rights activist. While a student at Howard University, Carmichael became leader of the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG), an affiliate of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). By 1966 he had…

James Forman
James Forman (1928-2005) was an African American civil rights leader who was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as well as the Black Panther Party. Forman discusses his involvement with the Student Non-Violent…
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