The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Oral history interview with Ernest McKinney
Repository: University of Wisconsin--La Crosse. Murphy Library. Special Collections and Area Research Center
Collection Description (Extant): McKinney discusses his experiences as an African American, focusing on his membership in the NAACP starting in 1911 and founding of the CIO; political idealogies; and attitudes about the civil rights and social conditions of African Americans. He describes knowing W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey; understanding the position of Native Americans seeking reparations; joining the Communist party; and becoming involved with the National Urban League.
Origin Info: Interviewed by Howard Fredricks.
Access Copy Note: Cassette listening copies apparently exist for this interview.
Collection URL: http://laclib.wisconsin.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=456917
Digital Status: No
Extent: 1 sound tape reel analog 3 3/4 ips 7 in. (ca. 90 min.); 2 sound cassettes
Interviewees: Ernest McKinney
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin
African Americans--Social conditions
Communist Party of the United States of America
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Urban League