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Document Details


Title: Barry Clemson
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: Interview conducted on 11-14-1995 with Dr. Barry Clemson (born 1941). He attributes his interest in civil rights work in part to his membership in the Church of the Brethren, one of the "key civil rights churches." Clemson was recruited as a Freedom Summer volunteer while attending Pennsylvania State University. He went to the training session in Oxford and was assigned to Biloxi, where the majority of his time was dedicated to voter registration and record-keeping.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/clemson.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Clemson, Barry, 1941-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 6-Jun-1941
Speaker place of birth: Lancaster County, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Age at speaking: 54
Document date: 14-Nov-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: OHI0023527-25052