The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Papers of Tom Skinner
Repository: Wheaton College. Billy Graham Center Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): In his oral history interview, Skinner speaks about topics that include segregated baseball, contacts with black nationalists, Christianity as a cornerstone of segregation and discrimination, hearing and meeting Martin Luther King about 1958, Walter Wittingham and the formation of the Harlem Evangelistic Association, and the evangelistic rally at the Apollo theater in the summer of 1962.
Collection Description (Extant): Oral history interview, articles, clippings, newsletters, and other materials relating to the life of African-American evangelist and author Tom Skinner and the work of Tom Skinner Associates. The oral history interview includes discussion of his parents, his youth, conversion to Christianity, meeting Martin Luther King Jr., the founding of the Harlem Evangelistic Association, and his attitude toward preaching.
Access Copy Note: Full transcripts and audio are available online:
Collection URL: http://www2.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/exhibits/ohistory/oral04.htm
Date(s): 1966-1982, 1990
Digital Status: Yes
Existing IDs: Collection 430
Extent: 1 box (1 DC: .2 cubic feet), audio tapes (.04 cubic feet; 2 reel-to-reel tapes, 3-3/4 ips (88 minutes)), photograph, oversize material
Finding Aid URL: http://www2.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/GUIDES/430.htm
Related Archival Items: On Tom Skinner see also the Interviews with T. Michael Flowers (Collection 431) and the Interviews of William E. Pannell - (Collection 498) at the Billy Graham Center.
Interviewees: Tom Skinner
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American clergy--New York (State)
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Race discrimination--New York (State)