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Jimerson, Norman C. oral history interviews

Repository: Birmingham Public Library. Department of Archives & Manuscripts

Collection Description (Extant): In 1961, Norman Jimerson became the Executive Director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations, in Birmingham, Alabama. The Alabama Council was a state affiliate of the Atlanta-based Southern Regional Council. From his office in Birmingham, Jimerson traveled throughout the state visiting local chapters of the Alabama Council and attempted to establish lines of communication between the largely black Civil Rights leadership and demonstrators and the white business and civic leaders. He left the position in August 1964. This series of four oral history interviews, conducted by Norman Jimerson's son Randall Jimerson in 1992, focus on the three years in which Norman Jimerson was the Executive Director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations and examine his role as a behind-the-scenes negotiator during the Civil Rights Movement.

Date(s): 1992

Digital Status: Unknown

Extent: Four oral history interview

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the guide on collections related to civil rights in Birmingham at the Birmingham Public Library at http://www.birminghamarchives.org/CivilRightsBirmingham1.htm

Interviewees: Norman Jimerson

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights
Alabama Council on Human Relations
Civil rights workers--Alabama
Southern Regional Council

Genres:

Interviews

 

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