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Document Details


Title: Charles Cobb
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 10-21-1996 with Mr. Charles Cobb (born 1943) in Washington, DC In the summer of 1962, he was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field secretary in Ruleville, Mississippi, where he and others became engaged in voter registration, in adult education, and in designing or adapting standardized methods to meet the requirements of teaching working poor and sharecroppers to read. In the fall of 1963, Cobb wrote the prospectus for what became the Freedom Schools, which many see as the greatest accomplishment of Freedom Summer (1964).
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/cobb.htm
Restrictions: It is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright and PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cobb, Charles, 1943-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 23-Jun-1943
Speaker place of birth: District of Columbia; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Civil rights activist
Age at speaking: 53
Document date: 21-Oct-1996
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: OHI0023546-25058