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Interview with Jan Phillips, June 24, 1991

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Creator:Phillips, Jan
Title:Interview with Jan Phillips, June 24, 1991
Date:1991 June 24
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Interview with Jan Phillips, June 24, 1991 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

Jan Phillips, a Louisville activist, was a friend of Carl and Anne Braden and also a SCEF (Southern Conference Educational Fund) board member and staff person, starting in 1972. In this interview, Phillips describes her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and her impressions of the Bradens. She discusses the divisions that arose within SCEF and the fact that the organization was a proponent of integration in the South, yet its membership was overwhelmingly white. She speaks about the tensions that arose between SCEF and black militant groups and recalls an incident where a Black Panther Party member came to the SCEF office and threatened his wife at gunpoint. Phillips, a Communist Party (CP) member, also discusses the resentment black activist groups had against SCEF as they felt it was too influenced by the CP.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts
Subjects:Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 | Phillips, Jan--Interviews | Meredith, James, 1933- | Simkins, Modjeska Monteith, 1899-1992 | Dombrowski, James A. (James Anderson), 1897-1983 | Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944- | Chavis, Ben, 1948- | Post, Suzanne, 1933- | Hall, Gus | Tyner, Jarvis | Southern Conference Educational Fund | Civil rights movements--United States | Communist Party of the United States of America | Black Panther Party | Civil rights workers--Kentucky--Louisville | Women civil rights workers--Kentucky--Louisville | Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953--Trials, litigation, etc. | Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953--Trials, litigation, etc. | College students--Political activity--Michigan--Hillsdale | Hillsdale College | Young Democratic Clubs of America | Congress of Racial Equality | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.) | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Race relations | Nashville (Tenn.)--Race relations | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations | Austin Peay State College | Divorce--Kentucky--Louisville | Communists--Kentucky--Louisville | Boards of directors--Kentucky--Louisville | Minorities--Employment--Kentucky--Louisville | Family violence--Kentucky--Louisville | Women--Violence against--Kentucky--Louisville | Communists--United States | Political prisoners--United States | Sexism--United States | Police--Kentucky--Louisville | Kidnapping--Kentucky--Louisville | October League (M-L) | Employees--Dismissal of--Kentucky--Louisville | Service Employees International Union | Labor unions--Organizing--Kentucky--Louisville | Negotiation--Kentucky--Louisville | Segregation in education--Kentucky--Louisville | School integration--Kentucky--Louisville | American Civil Liberties Union | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Impeachment | Cold War--Influence | Third parties (United States politics) | Elections--Kentucky | Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice | National Rainbow Coalition (U.S.) | Louisville (Ky.) | Jefferson County (Ky.) | Hillsdale (Mich.) | Hillsdale County (Mich.) | Denver (Colo.) | Nashville (Tenn.) | Davidson County (Tenn.) | Clarksville (Tenn.) | Montgomery County (Tenn.)
Collection:Anne Braden Oral History Project
Institution:Kentucky Virtual Library
Contributors:University of Kentucky | Fosl, Catherine
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