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Document Details


Title: Joe Martin
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 11-01-1995 with Joe Martin (born 1943). Mr. Martin became inspired by Medgar Evers after hearing him in elementary school. Martin and his Burgland High football friends formed an NAACP youth group. Mr. Martin co-authored a treatise listing five reasons why black, brown, and red-skinned people shouldn't fight in the Vietnam War, as they had to endure Klan-inspired terrorism and were denied the right to vote.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/martin.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 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Martin, Joe, 1943-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 22-May-1943
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Civil rights activist
Age at speaking: 52
Document date: 01-Nov-1995
Interviewer: Dykes, Jimmy
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: OHI0023606-25124