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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 External Link

Date(s): 1976

Digital Status: No

Extent: 1 sound tape reel analog 3 3/4 ips 7 in. (ca. 90 min.); 2 sound cassettes

Language: English

Interviewees: Ernest McKinney

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

Subjects:

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
Labor unions
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Urban League

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Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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