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Ralph Luker interview

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Creator:Luker, Ralph, 1940-2015
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Ralph Luker interview
Date:2005 Nov. 22

In this interview, Ralph Luker discusses his involvement in civil rights protests and demonstrations in Raleigh, North Carolina while attending Duke University. During this period, Duke Divinity School revoked his admission due to his involvement in civil rights activities. Luker became involved in the movement in Georgia while teaching in Macon. He ends the interview by describing how he played an active role in the youth branches of the NAACP.

Ralph Luker was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky at the beginning of World War II. He attended Duke University in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Purdue Seminary.

Local identification number: VIS 180.020.001

Types:Oral histories | Moving images | MovingImage
Subjects:Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Wilkinson, Roy | Williamson, Sam | Calhoun, John | Walden, A. T. (Austin Thomas), 1885-1965 | Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Lodge, Sherman | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | Race discrimination | Race relations | Education--Georgia | Education | Religion | Politics & government--Georgia | Protest movements--Georgia--Atlanta | Protest movements--Georgia | Economic & social conditions--Georgia--Atlanta | Duke University | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Carolina Theater | Center Theater | Clark University (Atlanta, Ga.) | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574 | United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, 38.2542376, -85.759407 | United States, North Carolina, Durham County, Durham, 35.9940329, -78.898619 | United States, Georgia, Bibb County, Macon, 32.8406946, -83.6324022 | United States, Georgia, Houston County, Warner Robins, 32.6209775, -83.5999048 | United States, Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, 32.0835407, -81.0998342 | United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.5785074, -84.155741 | United States, Georgia, Burke County | United States, Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta, 33.4709702, -81.9748379
Collection:Voices Across The Color Line Oral History Collection, 2005-2006
Institution:Atlanta History Center
Contributors:Atlanta History Center
Original Material:

MSS 990, Voices Across the Color Line oral history transcriptions, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

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