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Clarence Fort / interviewed by Andrew Huse

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Creator:Fort, Clarence, 1938-
Creator:Huse, Andrew T.
Creator:University of South Florida. Library. Florida Studies Center. Oral History Program
Title:Clarence Fort / interviewed by Andrew Huse

Clarence Fort discusses his involvement in Tampa's civil rights movement. Fort was head of the NAACP Youth Council, organizing sit-ins and other demonstrations. He describes some of the events that led to the end of segregation in Tampa, including the first sit-in at Woolworth's in February 1960. He also explains how he became the first African American bus driver for Trailways Bus Lines and comments on the current status of race relations in Tampa.

Interview conducted June 1, 2006.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Sound recordings | Sound | Text
Subjects:Fort, Clarence, 1938- | Civil rights demonstrations--Florida--Tampa | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Civil rights workers--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Florida | United States, Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa, 27.9475216, -82.4584279
Collection:Florida Civil Rights Oral Histories
Institution:University of South Florida Libraries
Contributors:University of South Florida. Tampa Library
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Persistent Link to Item:http://digital.lib.usf.edu/SFS0022274/00001