Unknown Male

Title

Unknown Male

Subject

African Americans--Civil rights
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
African Americans--Southern States.
Slavery
United States--Race relations.
African Americans--Social conditions.
Civil rights demonstrations
Civil rights movements--United States
Civil rights workers--Violence against
African Americans--Segregation
Integration
Protest movements.
Race discrimination.
African American leadership
Voter registration--Mississippi

Description

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 rights movement, and the probability of success of disenfranchised voter registration in Mississippi.

Format

audio

Identifier

2008oh624_rpwcr041

Interviewer

Robert Penn Warren

Interviewee

Unknown Male

OHMS Object Text

5.1 Unknown Date 2008oh624_rpwcr041 Interview with Unknown Male, 2008oh624_rpwcr041 00:23:54 ohrpwcr Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Collection rpwcr001 Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries (Exhibit) African Americans--Civil rights United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. African Americans--Southern States. Slavery United States--Race relations. African Americans--Social conditions. Civil rights demonstrations Civil rights movements--United States Civil rights workers--Violence against African Americans--Segregation Integration Protest movements. Race discrimination. African American leadership Voter registration--Mississippi Racism Politicians Voting. Suffrage. African Americans--Politics and government. African Americans--Religion. Unknown Male Robert Penn Warren 2008oh624_rpwcr041_unknown_acc001.mp3 0 https://oralhistory.uky.edu/spokedbaudio/2008oh624_rpwcr041_unknown_acc001.mp3 Other audio 4 Race relations pre-Civil War Something you, uh, said a moment ago struck me as especially interesting about the personal relations, uh, between whites and negroes in, say, the pre-Civil War times. The interviewee discusses his views on relations between white people and African Americans, specifically between slaves and their owners, in the South prior to the Civil War. African slaves ; Africans ; Attachment ; Attitudes ; Concubines ; Grandmothers ; Half-brothers ; Individuals ; Personal relationships ; Slave owners ; Terms ; Valets African Americans--Social conditions. ; African Americans--Southern States. ; Slavery ; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. ; United States--Race relations. 17 163 Attitudes of slaves Now a, a question associated with that. The interviewee discusses his views on why there was no large-scale slave revolt in the South during the Civil War despite the area being more vulnerable due to the majority of white men being gone serving in the war. Attitudes ; Beliefs ; Deterministic ; Free will ; God ; Grandmothers ; Mysticism ; Nat Turner Rebellion ; Organized revolts ; Outlook ; Outnumbered ; Plantations ; Riots ; Slave revolts ; Slaves ; Submission ; Vulnerable African Americans--Religion. ; African Americans--Social conditions. ; African Americans--Southern States. ; Slavery ; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. ; United States--Race relations. 17 431 Southern mobs I wish I knew the answer to this one. The interviewee discusses his views on the claim that the Southern mob and those willing to be violent to defend segregation are a vocal minority, and that most white Southerners are against segregation. Attitudes ; Beliefs ; Citizens Council ; Employment ; Inevitable ; James Baldwin ; Ku Klux Klan (KKK) ; Majority ; Minority ; Moral vacuum ; Opinions ; Opposition ; Outsiders ; Popularity ; School integration ; Southern mobs ; States Rights Party ; Transients ; Violent African Americans--Segregation ; African Americans--Social conditions. ; African Americans--Southern States. ; Civil rights demonstrations ; Civil rights movements--United States ; Civil rights workers--Violence against ; Integration ; Protest movements. ; Race discrimination. ; Racism ; United States--Race relations. 17 841 Lack of white pro-integration leadership --Now what is the situation with the other people? The interviewee discusses his views on why there have been few white leaders willing to be vocal about their anti-segregationist views. Apathy ; Attitudes ; Causes ; Congressional Advisory Committee ; Felt need ; Groups ; Inevitable ; Laissez-faire ; Leadership ; Legal ; Martyrs ; New Orleans (La.) ; Organization ; Segregationists ; Supreme Court ; Whites African Americans--Segregation ; African Americans--Social conditions. ; African Americans--Southern States. ; Civil rights--Law and legislation ; Integration ; Politicians ; Protest movements. ; United States--Race relations. 17 1161 Voter registration in Mississippi Reversing it, uh, taking the other side of it, do you think the drive with the best leadership in the world, Mississippi is going to get a negro registration that's effective, say in the next two or three years? The interviewee discusses his views on the probability of success of voter registration in Mississippi and what will happen if African Americans can shift the balance of power. The interview is concluded. Attitudes ; Balance of power ; Best qualified ; Carter Glass ; Census takers ; Disenfranchised voters ; Majority ; Mississippi ; Political control ; Poll taxes ; Population ; Timeline ; World War I ; WWI African American leadership ; African Americans--Politics and government. ; African Americans--Social conditions. ; African Americans--Southern States. ; Civil rights movements--United States ; Politicians ; Race discrimination. ; Racism ; Suffrage. ; United States--Race relations. ; Voter registration--Mississippi ; Voting. ; World War, 1914-1918 17 interview 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 rights movement, and the probability of success of disenfranchised voter registration in Mississippi. No transcript. All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries. audio Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries. 0 http://www.nunncenter.net/ohms/render.php?cachefile=2008oh624_rpwcr041_unknown_ohm.xml 2008oh624_rpwcr041_unknown_ohm.xml https://oralhistory.uky.edu/catalog/xt7pvm42vb4w

Interview Keyword

Racism
Politicians
Voting.
Suffrage.
African Americans--Politics and government.
African Americans--Religion.

Sort Priority

0023

Interview Usage

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Files

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Citation

“Unknown Male,” The Robert Penn Warren Oral History Archive, accessed December 6, 2019, https://www.nunncenter.net/robertpennwarren/items/show/124.