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Willie Ricks interview (Part 2 of 2)

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Creator:Ricks, Willie, 1943-
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Willie Ricks interview (Part 2 of 2)
Date:2006 Mar. 16
Description:

In his second interview, Willie Ricks expands on his experiences as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Lowndes County, Alabama. He explains how he became SNCC’s minister, a field secretary, how he actively organized demonstrations, and how he helped organize the Lowndes County Freedom Organization. Ricks also describes the different positions about nonviolence among the members of the Civil Rights Movement.

Civil Rights activist, Willie Ricks, also known as Mukasa Dada, was a community organizer, leader, and a member of SNCC. Ricks was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His parents were born in a plantation area of Alabama near Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He actively planned and organized sit-ins, marches and public demonstrations throughout Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi.

Local identification number: VIS 180.025.002

Types:MovingImage
Subjects:Ricks, Willie (Willie Floyd), 1943- | Vivian, C. T. | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Luizzo, Viola | Cooley, John | Bond, Julian, 1940-2015 | Bogolman, Dorothy | Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | Race discrimination | Race relations | African Americans | Police | Police--Georgia | Politics & government--Georgia | Religion | Education | Transportation | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Howard High School (Chattanooga, Tenn.) | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574
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

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

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