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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Fred Powledge
RLIN number: NXCP94-A4
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Editor, "Daily Tar Heel," University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; editor, "Lower South Carolina Sentinel," 1954; writer/ editor, Associated Press, New Haven, Connecticut; reporter on civil rights movement, "Atlanta Journal," 1960-1963: management restrictions on coverage of civil rights movement, activities in Atlanta, recollections of Ku Klux Klan, riot over James Meredith's enrollment at University of Mississippi, coverage of Georgia state legislature, summer of 1962 in Albany, Georgia, displays of personal courage, importance of church in Black community, death threats; reporter, "New York Times": coverage of civil rights movement in the North, March on Washington, War on Poverty, youth political organizations, Kennedy assassination, Northern riots, comparisons of Northern and Southern racial attitudes, interracial relationships, new student left; importance of journalists to civil rights movement.
Extent: Transcript:a94 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Permission required to cite or quote. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Powledge, Fred
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Journalist
Document date: 1987
Interviewer: Caplan, Janet
Organizations discussed: Ku Klux Klan, 1915- present
Historical events discussed: Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Dallas, TX, November 22, 1963; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Dallas, TX, November 22, 1963; Journalism; Journalists; Ku Klux Klan, 1915- present; North America; Oral history; Race relations--United States; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: College integration--Mississippi; Georgia--Atlanta--Journalism; Interracial dating; Journalism--Political aspects; Powledge, Fred; Press coverage of civil rights movements--United States; Student movements--New left
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021355-16794