Civil Rights Series


Size: 53 interviews on 107 recordings

Time period covered: 1930s - 1970s

Dates of interviews: 1993 - 2003

Principal Interviewers: Greta de Jong, Mary Hebert, Miranda Kombert, Marc Sternberg

Finding Aids: Abstracts

Processing Status: 11% of interviews are cataloged (6 of 53)

Audio Availability: MP3

Access Restrictions: See individual abstracts

Description: These interviews document the Civil Rights Movement in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes. Topics include the experience of African Americans in Baton Rouge during the period of segregation, the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott of 1953, sit-ins in the1960s, Baton Rouge's Biracial Committee, the desegregation of schools and public facilities, voter registration, and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in rural parishes.

Interview Abstracts

Interviewee Surname A-G

Robert Aertker

Dupuy Anderson

W.K. Brooks

Catherine Brown

Harrison Brown

Paul Burns

Janell Crosslin

Dr. Alvin Decuir & Felton Crockett

Ralph Dreger (by Betty Morse)

Ralph Dreger (by Jennifer Abraham)

B. Valdean Dykes

John Gerbrecht

Wilbert Guillory

Interviewee Surname H-J

Clifton Hall & Eual Hall

John Henry Hall

Lawrence Hall

Lorin E. Hall

Eunice Hall Harris

Janette Houston Harris

Helen Haw

J.K. Haynes

Donald Hoover

Evageline Hughes

Theodore Judson (T. J.) Jemison

Kenneth Johnson

Johnnie Jones

Interviewee Surname K-R

Lana Parham Lathan

Robert & Essie Mae Lewis

Martha Mikell

Freddie Millican

Leon Netterville

Kenneth Olivier

Eunice Paddio-Johnson

George Raby

Meg Redden

Willis V. Reed, Sr. (by Mark Sternberg)

Willis V. Reed, Sr. (by Mary Hebert)

Willis V. Reed, Sr. (by Miranda Kombert)

Joyce Robinson (by Doug Davis)

Joyce Robinson (by Helen Haw)

Interviewee Surname S-Z

Charles T. Smith

Lola Stallworth

Ida Stephens

Jack Stockeld

Charles Leon Thomas

Cole Thompson

Horatio Thompson

Jack Wartelle

Marion White

Gus Williams

Martin Williams

Moses Williams, Sr.

John Zippert

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