The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Joyce Thomas oral history interview on UAB, urban renewal, and the Southside community
Repository: University of Alabama at Birmingham. Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): Displaced three times by university expansion, Thomas discusses what the growth of UAB meant for Birmingham. She mentions that she once thought of UAB as a cancer spreading across Southside that was "eating everything in its path." She also recounts some of the episodes in the city's civil rights struggles, including the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church and the children's marches of 1963.
Existing IDs: MC22
Finding Aid: Finding Aid available at repository.
Interviewees: Joyce Thomas
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963
Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham
Civil rights movements--Alabama