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Morris Dillard interview

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Creator:Dillard, Morris
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Morris Dillard interview
Date:2005 Oct. 11

In the interview, Morris Dillard discusses his involvement in the Atlanta Student Movement. He discusses his initial limited role and how he eventually became more active as a demonstrator in Atlanta's Terminal Station and later as a Freedom Rider who traveled from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tennessee. He also discusses some of the conflicts within the black community between the old and new leadership, recalling the tensions over the issue of strategy and tactics among the leaders. He ends the interview with his views about achieving equality.

Mr. Dillard was born in Luverne, Alabama. He attended high school in Alabama and graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Local identification number: VIS 180.007.001

Subjects:Dillard, Morris | King, Lonnie | Bond, Julian, 1940-2015 | Hollowell, Donald | Hill, Jesse, 1926-2012 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | Race discrimination | Race relations--Georgia--Atlanta | Education | Politics & government--Georgia--Atlanta | Transportation | Transportation--Georgia | Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.) | F. W. Woolworth Company | Terminal Station (Atlanta, Ga.) | Providence Baptist Church (College Park, Ga.) | Rich's (Retail store) | Atlanta University Center (Ga.) | Atlanta Life Insurance Company (Atlanta, Ga.) | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574 | Luverne (Ala.) | Paris (France)
Collection:Voices Across The Color Line Oral History Collection, 2005-2006
Institution:Atlanta History Center
Contributors:Atlanta History Center
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MSS 990, Voices Across the Color Line oral history transcriptions, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry RD, Atlanta, GA 30305

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