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KZSU Project South interviews

Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): The fieldwork for this project was conducted with members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) across Alabama, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Selma, SNCC in Little Rock, the SCLC throughout Georgia, SCLC and SNCC in Atlanta, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) throughout Louisiana, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party throughout Mississippi, and the SCLC in South Carolina.

This collection is also available on microfilm.

Collection Description (Extant): This collection contains transcribed meetings and interviews with Civil Rights workers in the South recorded by several Stanford students affiliated with the campus radio station KZSU during the summer of 1965. The project was sponsored by the Institute of American History at Stanford. The collection includes information relating to black history; interviews of members of the Congress of Racial Equality, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee; transcripts of formal and informal remarks of persons working with smaller, independent civil rights projects, of local blacks associated with the civil rights movement, and other people, including Ku Klux Klansmen; transcribed action tapes of civil rights workers canvassing voters, conducting freedom schools, or participating in demonstration; speeches by and/or interviews with Ralph David Abernathy, Charles Evers, James Farmer, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Hosea Williams; and a Ku Klux Klan meeting and speech made by Robert Sheldon, its Imperial Wizard.

Date(s): 1965

Existing IDs: SC 066

Extent: 7 Linear feet

Finding Aid URL: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf7489n969 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Ralph David Abernathy, Charles Evers, James Farmer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Hosea Williams

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

Subjects:

Civil rights workers
College students
Congress of Racial Equality
Radio journalism
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)

Genres:

Transcripts

 

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