The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Interview of Steven E. McNichols
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Center for Oral History Research
Collection Description (Extant): History of freedom ride sponsored by Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in attempt to desegregate southern transportation facilities; departure from Los Angeles, August 9, 1961; trip to Houston; sitting-in at Houston Union Station coffee shop; experiences while jailed in Houston city jail and Harris County jail; subsequent trials; Houston and Texas politics; Progressive Youth Association of Houston; Houston attorneys; and CORE movement.
Return to Houston, 1962; efforts to file lawsuit against city of Houston for injuries received in jail after sit-in in Houston Union Station coffee shop, 1961; Congress of Racial Equality operations in Houston; encounters with Federal Bureau of Investigation in Houston and Los Angeles.
Collection URL: http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/Browse.do?descCvPk=28068
Extent: 2 interviews
Interviewees: Steven E. McNichols
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Civil rights--Texas
Civil rights demonstrations--Texas--Houston
Congress of Racial Equality
Discrimination in public accommodations
Freedom Rides, 1961
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation