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McLaurin oral history project

Repository: University of South Alabama. Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Dr. Melton McLaurin was an assistant professor of history at the University of South Alabama from 1966 to 1977. He was deeply committed to civil rights for the university's African American students, and for blacks in general. He was an active member of ACT, which was a coalition of students, teachers, principals, civil rights groups, and concerned citizens interested in spurring positive educational changes in the city's schools. This collection consists of audio taped interviews Dr. McLaurin conducted between 1970 and 1972 with civil rights leader John L. LeFlore, Mobile mayor Joseph Langan, and Mobile Beacon editor Frank Thomas. Dr. McLaurin carried out these interviews as part of a project to supplement the records of the Mobile branch of the NAACP.

Access Copy Note: Transcripts are available online.

Collection URL: http://www.southalabama.edu/archives/html/manuscript/oralhist/oralhist1.htm External Link

Date(s): 1970-1972

Digital Status: Yes

Language: English

Interviewees: John L. LeFlore, Joseph Langan, Frank Thomas

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

Subjects:

African American civil rights workers--Alabama
African American journalists
African Americans--Education--Alabama
Civil rights movements--Alabama
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Politicians

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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