The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Giles County oral history project
Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): The interviews contain information about family, friends, work, worship, education, community and race relations in Giles County and nearby counties, and the oral histories were taken of Giles County Tennessee residents who were in their 70s and 80s. Many interviews mention race relations or integration. In addition, the Ku Klux Klan is addressed. The following interview subjects are African Americans: Agnes Bridgeforth, John W. Bridgeforth, Joseph Sutton and Savannah Terry. In addition, the interview with Mary Jane Sherrill was about black education, and other interviews address this topic as well.
Collection Description (Extant): The Giles County Oral History Project was a project conducted by the Giles County Historical Society in 1995 and 1996, in conjunction with Tennessee's Bicentennial Celebration . . . . The interviews concentrate on life in Giles County and give an interesting account of the many changes that have taken place in the county. Individuals from various walks of life, including, but not limited to, pastors, farmers, and schoolteachers give their accounts of Giles County.
Access Copy Note: Copies are also at Columbia State Community College and the Giles County Historical Society.
Digital Status: No
Extent: 44 transcripts; audio cassettes
Finding Aid: :
Finding Aid URL: http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/history/manuscripts/findingaids/96-107.pdf
Interviewees: Agnes Bridgeforth, John W. Bridgeforth, Joseph Sutton, Savannah Terry, Mary Jane Sherrill
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Giles County (Tenn.)
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Tennessee