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Clarence Fort / interviewed by Andrew Huse

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Creator:Fort, Clarence, 1938-
Creator:Huse, Andrew T.
Title:Clarence Fort / interviewed by Andrew Huse
Date:2006
Description:

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 | Text | Sound
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 | Tampa (Fla.) | Florida
Collection:Florida Civil Rights Oral Histories
Institution:University of South Florida Libraries
Contributors:University of South Florida Libraries. Florida Studies Center. Oral History Program | University of South Florida. Tampa Library
Online Publisher:Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library | 2006
Original Material:

1 sound file (110 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + transcript

Persistent Link to Item:http://digital.lib.usf.edu/ohp/?doi=F55-00003