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C. L. Franklin oral history project

Repository: University of Michigan. Bentley Historical Library

Collection Description (Extant): The records of the C.L. Franklin Oral History Project, 1998-2002, consist of audiocassette recordings and typed transcripts of interviews conducted by Dr. Nick Salvatore as part of his research which resulted in publication of the book "Singing in a Strange Land : C.L. Franklin, the Black Church, and the Transformation of America." Among the 47 interviewees were family members, parishioners in Franklin's church, ministerial colleagues from Detroit, and civil rights activists. Among the topics covered are personal recollections of Franklin, his preaching style, the role of gospel music in Franklin's ministry and his influence gospel music styles, and Franklin's role as civic and civil rights leader.

Date(s): 1998-2002

Existing IDs: (OCoLC)ocm85778606; 0510 Aa 2

Extent: 47 transcripts of interviews and 117 audiocassettes (in 3 boxes)

Finding Aid URL: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=bhlead&idno=umich-bhl-0510 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Grace Bazmore, Ray Bazmore, Edward Lee Billup, E. L. Branch, Margaret Branch, Bea Buck, Clyde Cleveland, Brenda Corbett, Arthur Featherstone, Erma Franklin, Vaughn Franklin, Douglas Andrew Fraser, Beverli Greenleaf, Karl Gregory, Milton Hall, Milton Henry, Nat Hentoff, Mary Hill, James Holley, Benjamin L. Hooks, Hulah Hurley, Gene Ivory James, Cheri Jenkins, Arthur L. Johnson, S. L. Jones, J. M. Kimble, Harry Kincaid, Carolyn King, Jerome Kirby, Samuel Kyles, Bernard LaFayette, John Lewis, Mrs. Robbie McCoy, Wallace Malone, David Matthews, B. T. Moore, Cleo Myles, Sylvia Penn, Myra Perkins, Hicken Perry, Patricia Rodgers, Yvonne Stephens, Marc Stepp, Charlie Thompson, Willie Todd, Jasper Williams, Ralph Williams, Claud Young

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

Subjects:

African American churches--Michigan
African American clergy--Michigan
African Americans--Civil rights--Michigan
Civil rights movements--Michigan
Franklin, C. L. (Clarence LaVaughn), 1915-1984

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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