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Interview with William Allison, June 23, 1991

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Creator:Allison, William H., Jr.
Title:Interview with William Allison, June 23, 1991
Date:1990 June 23
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Interview with Bill Allison, June 23, 1991 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

Bill Allison, former attorney and civil rights activist, served as SCEF's (Southern Conference Educational Fund ) lawyer from 1969 to 1974. In this interview, Allison discusses how he got involved in the Civil Rights Movement, his impressions of Anne and Carl Braden, and the insight he gained about effecting change in society and government through his contact with the Bradens. He speaks about representing SCEF people or friends of SCEF and serving on the legal team that represented the Black Six case and the Louisville Black Panthers case. Allison also explains SCEF's demise due to internal tension brought on by differing ideologies among its activist members.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts
Subjects:Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 | Allison, William H., Jr.--Interviews | Sedler, Robert Allen | Kunstler, William M. (William Moses), 1919-1995 | Smith, Benjamin Eugene | Honey, Michael K. | McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005 | Carmichael, Stokely | Sullivan, William C. | Allende Gossens, Salvador, 1908-1973 | Simkins, Modjeska Monteith, 1899-1992 | Dombrowski, James A. (James Anderson), 1897-1983 | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Williams, Aubrey Willis, 1890-1965 | Forman, James, 1928-2005 | Lawyers--Interviews | Southern Conference Educational Fund | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights movements--United States | Black Panther Party | United States--History--1961-1969 | United States--History--1969- | Civil rights lawyers--Kentucky--Louisville | Civil rights workers--Kentucky--Louisville | Pacifists--Kentucky--Louisville | Communists--United States | Cold War--Influence | Demonstrations--Washington (D.C.) | Demonstrations--Kentucky | Violence--Kentucky | Trials (Sedition)--Kentucky | Picketing--Kentucky--Lexington | Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Draft resisters--Kentucky | Draft--United States | Community activists--Kentucky | Demonstrations--Kentucky--Muldraugh | Black power--United States | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Civil rights demonstrations--Kentucky--Frankfort | Discrimination in housing--Kentucky--Frankfort | Christian ethics--Kentucky | Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship | Peace movements--United States | Presidents--Election--1968 | Class consciousness--Kentucky | Leadership | Marriage | Police brutality--Kentucky--Louisville | Race riots--Kentucky--Louisville | Discrimination in housing--Kentucky--Louisville | Jury selection--Kentucky | Imprisonment--Kentucky | Republic of New Africa (Organization) | Kentucky Derby | Robbery--Kentucky--Louisville | Violence--Kentucky--Louisville | Communist Party of the United States of America | Congresses and conventions--Chile | October League (M-L) | Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) | Black Workers Congress | Kidnapping--Kentucky--Louisville | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation | Presidents--Election--1984 | National Rainbow Coalition (U.S.) | Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice | Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.) | Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) | Families--Kentucky--Louisville | Interpersonal relations--Kentucky--Louisville | Women civil rights workers--Kentucky--Louisville | Louisville (Ky.) | Jefferson County (Ky.) | Pike County (Ky.) | Washington (D.C.) | Lexington (Ky.) | Fayette County (Ky.) | Muldraugh (Ky.) | Meade County (Ky.) | Frankfort (Ky.) | Franklin County (Ky.) | Chile | Mississippi | North Carolina | Alabama | 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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