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[National Council of Churches and civil rights oral history project]

Repository: [James F. Findlay repository]

Collection Description (CRHP): Dr. James F. Findlay is professor emeritus of history at the University of Rhode Island. He has 60 mini-cassettes of oral histories performed for his book, "Church People in the Struggle: the National Council of Churches and the Black Freedom Movement, 1950-1970" (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993). He interviewed well-known and obscure civil rights activists, including Lawrence Guyot, James Forman, and Bob Moses. The book examines the role of mainstream white Protestant churches in the civil rights movement.

Condition Note: Findlay is not sure of the condition of the tapes.

Date(s): 1985-1992

Digital Status: No

Extent: 60 mini-cassettes

Language: English

Interviewees: Arnold Aronson, J. Martin Bailey, Rims Barber, Thelma Barnes, Robert Beech, Peggy Billings, Eric Blanchard, James Breeden, Harry Bowie, Owen Brooks, H. Bruce Calkins, Marvin Caplan, Hodding Carter, III, Robert Chapman, Charles Cobb, Sr., Richard Cutler, R. H. Edwin Espy, Margaret Flory, Arthur Flemming, James Forman, Bryant George, Polly Greenberg, Natalie Grow, Lawrence Guyot, James Hamilton, Clarence Hall, D. Bruce Hanson, Curtis Hayes, Bruce Hilton, Virginia Hilton, Robert Hood, Charles Horwitz, Phyllis Hoyt, Winthrop Hudson, David Hunter, David Johnson, Sarah Johnson, R. Edwin King, June Kushino, J. Oscar Lee, Melvin Leventhal, James Liebig, Fred Lowry, Ralph Luker, Warren McKenna, Matthew Miles, J. Irwin Miller, Roberta Miller, Paul Moore, Jr., Robert Moses, John Mudd, Kenneth Neigh, Robert Newman, Gary Oniki, Benjamin Payton, Jean Phillips, David Ramage, Jon Regier, Marshal Scott, Roger Smith, Timothy Smith, Paul Spike, Robert Stone, Richard Taylor, Michael Thelwell, Lucius Walker, Arthur Walmsley, Hollis Watkins, Herbert White, Colin Williams, Gayraud Wilmore, Alice Wimer, William Wimer, Dean Wright

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights workers
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America
Presbyterian Church
United Church of Christ
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964


Sound recordings


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