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Collection Details


Collection Name: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Repository Name: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/index.html
Material Formats: [156 documents with text]
Dates Spanned: 1971-1999
Description: USM Libraries cooperated with the USM Center for Oral History to offer more than 60 oral history transcripts on the civil rights movement, such as those by civil rights leaders Charles Cobb, Charles Evers, Aaron Henry, and Hollis Watkins. This collection also includes oral histories of race-baiting governor Ross Barnett, national White Citizens Council leader William J. Simmons, and State Sovereignty head Erle Johnston. Audio excerpts were added to several of these transcripts. The project was expanded in 2001 by the addition of twenty-two letters from the Joseph and Nancy Freedom Summer Collection and four diaries of freedom school teachers in 1964.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 149
Interviews: [156 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Human Rights; Ethnic groups; Politics
ASP Subjects: African Americans; Civil rights movements--United States; Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; Mississippi; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Oral history; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; United States; White Citizens Council
Collection Code: OHC0000393