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Collection Details


Collection Name: Voting Rights Act Oral History Project
Repository Name: Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Dates Spanned: 1994-
Description: The Project will document the legislative history of the Act. Individuals who worked for or against passage of the bill and its extensions will be interviewed. The resulting oral history interviews will be transcribed. Copies of these interviews will be deposited at the MSRC and at 10 other academic and research institutions, including several historically Black colleges.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 300
Broad Subjects: U.S. Politics; Ethnic groups; Politics
ASP Subjects: African Americans; Alabama; Georgia; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; Oral history; Political rights--United States; Suffrage--African Americans--United States; Texas; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States--Politics and government; Virginia; Voting; Voting Rights Act passed, U.S., 1965
Collection Code: OHC0000775