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Robert Penn Warren interviews a group of students and one administrator from Southern University in New Orleans, Louisiana. They discuss the various leaders of the growing civil rights movement and the Black Muslim movement, as well as the various…

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In this interview, an unknown male interviewee gives his opinions on subjects such as race relations prior to the Civil War, the attitudes of slaves, the popularity of segregationist views in the South, the lack of white leadership in the civil…

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A group of college students from Jackson College discuss the civil rights movement at the time of the interview and their own participation in it. They discuss whether the general population of segregated places in the Southern states actually…

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Wiley Branton was an American lawyer and civil rights activist. As a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), he pushed for the integration of the University of Arkansas and eventually attended law school…

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Whitney Young, a civil rights movement leader affiliated with the National Urban League, discusses multiple issues facing African Americans during the 1960s. Young begins with the history of the National Urban League, and its contemporary role in the…

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Andrew Young (1932- ) is an African American politician who was a civil right activist and pastor. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Young received his Bachelor's of Science in 1951 from Howard University in Washington, D.C. After earning his…

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Tougaloo College was and is a Black private liberal arts college in Tougaloo, Mississippi (near Jackson), founded in 1869. A small group of people, approximately four to six, one of whom is female, speak; they are not identified in the recording of…

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Robert Parris Moses, educator and civil rights leader, was born in 1935 in New York City. He won a scholarship to Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and earned a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from Harvard in 1957. In 1958, Moses worked…

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Aaron Henry (1922-1997) was an African American civil rights leader and politician. Born in Dublin, Mississippi, Henry enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii. After serving in the Army, Henry attended college at Xavier University in…

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Gilbert Moses co-founded the Free Southern Theatre with John O'Neal. The theatre group toured the South during the 1960s performing plays including "In White America" and "Waiting for Godot." Moses left the Free Southern Theatre after pressure from…
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