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C. T. (Cordy Tindell) Vivian interview

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Creator:Vivian, C.T. (Cordy Tindell), 1924-
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:C. T. (Cordy Tindell) Vivian interview
Date:2006 Mar. 9

In this interview, Reverend C.T. (Cordy Tindell) Vivian provides experiences as a child and young adult that encouraged his involvement in the non-violent approach to resistance and change. He describes his first consciousness of race relations, talks about the interrelationships of family, and recalls the reasons why he became a minister. Vivian ends the interview by defining his view of the character of a great leader.

Dr. Reverend Cordy Tindell Vivian, known as C. T. Vivian (1924- ), was born in Booneville, Missouri. He is a minister, author, and was a close friend and lieutenant of Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. His family moved to Illinois when he was six and they lived in a poor integrated neighborhood. Vivian attended seminary at American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2008, Vivian founded and incorporated the C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute, Inc. (CTVLI) in Atlanta, Georgia. He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

Local identification number: VIS 180.029.001a

Subjects:Vivian, C. T. (Cordy Tindell), 1924- | Farmer, Jim | Lewis, John, 1940- | Carmichael, Stokely | Lawson, Jim | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Loppy, Turner | Hill, Jesse, 1926-2012 | Walker, Walter | Cotton, Dorothy F., 1930-2018 | Babble, Jim | Orange, James | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | African Americans | Religion | Education | Race discrimination | Race relations | Politics & government--Georgia | Politics & government--United States | Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo.) | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Congress of Racial Equality | Western Omaha University | American Baptist Partnering | Jackson Jail | Parksman Prison | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation | Cosmopolitan Community Church | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574 | Booneville (Mo.) | Macomb (Ill.) | Peoria (Ill.) | Pontian (Mich.) | Nashville (Tenn.) | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jackson (Miss.)
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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