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.
Dr. Alvin Decuir & Felton Crockett
Ralph Dreger (by Betty Morse)
Ralph Dreger (by Jennifer Abraham)
B. Valdean Dykes
Clifton Hall & Eual Hall
John Henry Hall
Lorin E. Hall
Eunice Hall Harris
Janette Houston Harris
Theodore Judson (T. J.) Jemison
Lana Parham Lathan
Robert & Essie Mae Lewis
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)
Charles T. Smith
Charles Leon Thomas
Moses Williams, Sr.
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