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Voting Rights Act oral history project

Repository: Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

Collection Description (Extant): On September 1, 1994 the MSRC launched the Voting Rights Act Oral History and Documentation Project. Supported from grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation, the Project will document the impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 through oral history interviews and the collection of personal papers and other primary source material.

The Project currently focuses on the period between 1965 and 1985. Most of the officials being interviewed are Black men and women from eight southern states initially covered by the Act: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,Texas, and Virginia.

The Project will document the legislative history of the Act. Individuals who worked for or against passage of the Act and its extensions will also be interviewed. The resulting oral history interviews will be transcribed. Copies of these interviews will be deposited at the MSRC and at 10 other academic and research institutions, including several historically Black colleges and universities.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1965, 1985

Language: English

Interviewees: Rev. Avery Alexander, Douglas Anderson, Arnold Aronson, Fred L. Banks, Jr., Edward Blackmon, Jr., Daniel Terry Blue, Jr., Julian Bond, Rev. Horace Lawson Buckley, Credell Calhoun, Henrietta Canty, Louis Charbonnet, III, Betty Clark, Eva M. Clayton, U. W. Clemon, James E. Clyburn, George Conner, Douglas Dean, Wilhemina Delco, Joseph Delpit, Armand Derfner, Al Edwards, Chancy Rudolph Edwards, Sundra Escot-Russell, James L. Felder, Hubert U. Fielding, Ernest A. Finney, Jr., Hillman Terome Frazier, Henry Frye, Fred David Gray, Jerome Gray, Anthony W. Hall, Jr., Bobby Hill, Earl F. Hilliard, Alvin Holmes, William F. Horn, Alphonse Jackson, Johnny Jackson, Thomas Jasper, Diane Harvey Johnson, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Jon D. Johnson, Rev. Joy Joseph Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Charles D. Jones, Charles Robert Jones, Johnnie Jones, Annie Brown Kennedy, Henry J. Kirksey, Sr., Charles D. Langford, El Franco Lee, John Wesley Matthews, Jr., Cynthia McKinney, J. E. "Billy" McKinney, H. M. "Mickey" Michaux, Yvonne Bond Miller, Jewel J. Newman, Kay Patterson, Albert J. Price, Sr., William Ferguson Reid, William P. Robinson, Jr., John W. Rogers, Jr., Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Lewis G. Spratt, William Taylor, Albert W. Thompson, Bennie G. Thompson, Senfronia Thompson, Richard Turnley, Jr., McKinnley Washington, Jr., Juanita Mitchell White, Laurence Douglas Wilder, Rev. Hosea L. Williams, Ron Wilson.

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United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965


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