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|Creator:||Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)|
|Creator:||Jenkins, Willie Elliot, 1952-|
|Creator:||Breaux, Toni, 1947-|
|Creator:||Bennett, Geraldine Crawford|
|Title:||Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-28|
|Date:||2011 May 28|
Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins remember their mother and sister Gayle Jenkins, a leader of the civil rights movement in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They discuss their family history, how the family became involved in the movement, and Willie Jenkins' court case to integrate the public schools. They recall being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, marching in local rallies, and memories of their late brother Don, who was also involved in the movement.
|Types:||Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource|
|Subjects:||Hicks, Robert, 1929-2010 | Jenkins, Gayle, d. 2002 | Jenkins, Willie Elliot, 1952- | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Louisiana--Bogalusa | Discrimination in employment--Louisiana--Bogalusa | Deacons for Defense and Justice | Bogalusa Voters League | School integration--Louisiana--Bogalusa | United States, Louisiana, Washington Parish, Bogalusa, 30.7910204, -89.8486858 | United States, Louisiana, Washington Parish|
|Collection:||Civil Rights History Project|
|Institution:||Library of Congress|
|Contributors:||American Folklife Center|
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0018/|