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Mississippi's civil rights movement oral history project

Repository: University of Kentucky. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Collection Description (Extant): When James Meredith became the first African American student at the University of Mississippi, protests and riots ensued. Months later, in 1963, twenty-eight Methodist ministers signed a declaration called 'Born of Conviction', which condemned racism and supported racial integration. This project focuses on a few of the ministers who drafted and signed the document. Interviewees describe their beliefs, concerns they had about racial segregation, and motives for signing the declaration. Also discussed are the serious consequences for the pastors who chose to support this anti-racism movement.

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Collection Code OHMCR; Series Code MCR001

Extent: 3 interviews (5 hours of audiocassette recordings)

Language: English

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

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
Clergy
College integration--Mississippi
Meredith, James, 1933-

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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