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C. T. (Cordy Tindell) Vivian interview (Part 2)

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Creator:Vivian, C. T. (Cordy Tindell), 1924-
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:C. T. (Cordy Tindell) Vivian interview (Part 2)
Date:2006 Mar. 15, 2006 Apr. 6, 2006 May 2

In these separate interviews, Reverend C.T. (Cordy Tindell) Vivian discusses his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s. Vivian was involved in civil rights activities throughout several Southern cities. He played a significant role in voters’ registration in Nashville, Tennessee, and the desegregation of the beaches in St. Augustine, Florida. Vivian ends the interview by discussing non-violent themes and how the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) challenged radical violence that was characteristic of Mississippi on a national level.

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 180.029.002

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 | Birmingham (Ala.)
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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