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Interview with Robert Zellner, November 3, 1990

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Creator:Zellner, Bob
Title:Interview with Robert Zellner, November 3, 1990
Date:1990 Nov. 3
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Interview with Bob Zellner, November 3, 1990 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

Bob Zellner, a white Southerner and anti-racist activist during the 1960s, discusses his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, beginning when he was a student at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. In this interview, he tells of his introduction to the movement when he and four fellow students were asked to leave Huntingdon after attending civil rights meetings and non-violent workshops at a nearby black college. Zellner speaks about meeting Anne Braden, who became a mentor to him, and joining SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) in 1961 as their first white field secretary. He also discusses being arrested various times while working for SNCC and the creation of the GROW (Grass Roots Organizing Work) project, an education center for organizing black and white workers.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts
Subjects:Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Zellner, Bob--Interviews | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Seay, Solomon S., 1931- | Gray, Fred D., 1930- | Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 | Durr, Clifford J. (Clifford Judkins), 1899-1975 | Durr, Virginia Foster | Williams, Aubrey Willis, 1890-1965 | Dombrowski, James A. (James Anderson), 1897-1983 | Smiley, Glenn E. | Barry, Marion, 1936- | Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21- | LaFayette, Bernard, Jr. | Bevel, James L. (James Luther), 1936-2008 | Nash, Diane, 1938- | Lawson, James M., 1928- | Vivian, C. T. | Jones, Bob, 1883-1968 | Moses, Robert Parris | Forman, James, 1928-2005 | Zellner, Dorothy | McDew, Charles | Shirah, Samuel C., 1943- | Civil rights workers--Interviews | Civil rights movements--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Southern Conference Educational Fund | Grass Roots Organizing Work | Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) | Huntingdon College (Montgomery, Ala.)--Students | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights workers--United States | African American civil rights workers--United States | Women civil rights workers--United States | Trials (Libel)--United States | Montgomery Improvement Association | Reporters and reporting--Alabama--Montgomery | College teachers--Political activity--Alabama--Montgomery | Police brutality--Alabama--Montgomery | Homophobia--Alabama--Montgomery | African Americans--Violence against--Alabama--Montgomery | Race relations | Montgomery (Ala.)--Race relations | Cold War--Influence | Communists--United States | Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Alabama | Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | Clergy--Alabama | Methodist Church--Clergy | World War, 1939-1945--United States | Fundamentalists--Alabama | Christian ethics--Alabama | Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) | Congress of Racial Equality | Southern Regional Council | Brandeis University | Arrest--Mississippi--McComb | Arrest--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Arrest--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | Arrest--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Talladega | Arrest--Alabama--Talladega | Arrest--Massachusetts--Boston | Civil rights demonstrations--Massachusetts--Boston | Police brutality--Massachusetts--Boston | Louisville (Ky.) | Jefferson County (Ky.) | Montgomery (Ala.) | Montgomery County (Ala.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | McComb (Miss.) | Pike County (Miss.) | Baton Rouge (La.) | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.) | Albany (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.) | Talladega (Ala.) | Talladega County (Ala.) | Boston (Mass.) | Suffolk County (Mass.) | New Haven (Conn.) | New Haven County (Conn.) | New Orleans (La.) | Orleans Parish (La.)
Collection:Anne Braden Oral History Project
Institution:Kentucky Virtual Library
Contributors:University of Kentucky | Fosl, Catherine
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