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Document Details


Title: William Rasberry
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 December 6, 1983 with Mr. William Raspberry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Raspberry was born on October 12, 1935 in Okolona, Mississippi. He graduated in 1958 with a BS in history from Indian Central College. In 1956, Raspberry began his career in journalism as reporter-editor for the Indianapolis Recorder and, after a two-year tour of duty in the United States Army, 1960-62, took a similar position with the Washington Post. Since 1966, he was worked as the Post's urban affairs columnist, has contributed articles to a variety of popular magazines on such topics as race relations and public education, and has appeared as a television commentator and panelist. Between 1971 and 1973, Raspberry was an instructor of journalism at Howard University
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohraspberrywp.html
Restrictions: The transcript is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1983 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rasberry, William James, 1935-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 12-Oct-1935
Speaker place of birth: Okolona, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Columnist; Lecturer; Writer
Age at speaking: 48
Document date: 06-Dec-1983
Interviewer: Morgan, Chester M.
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: OHI0023627-25144