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Document Details


Title: Rims Barber
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Description: An interview conducted on 07-05-1995 with Mr. Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he was a twenty-seven-year-old Presbyterian minister in Davenport, Iowa. He came to Mississippi in response to a request for volunteers to help with Freedom Summer from the National Council of Churches Commission on Religion and Race. As a white man, he says, he came to broaden "support for what people were doing" in Mississippi. He stayed in the homes of local residents in Canton and engaged in door-to-door canvassing, talking to people about voter registration
Extent: 1 pages
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/barber95.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Barber, Rims, 1936-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 29-Nov-1936
Speaker place of birth: Chicago, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Civil rights activist; Presbyterian minister
Age at speaking: 59
Document date: 05-Jul-1995
Interviewer: Rachal, John
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; White Citizens Council
Historical events discussed: Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Civil rights demonstrations; 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; North America; Oral history; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States; White Citizens Council
Topics discussed - Other terms: Activism
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023460-24967