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Matthew J. Perry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-07

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James), 1921-2011
Title:Matthew J. Perry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-07
Date:2011 June 7
Description:

Judge Matthew J. Perry recalls serving in the military during World War II, and experiencing discrimination during the war. He remembers watching a trial that inspired him to go to the newly formed law school at South Carolina State College. He discusses his start as a trial lawyer in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the famous civil rights cases he argued, joining the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and his admiration for the African American lawyers who mentored him.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | MovingImage | StillImage | Text
Subjects:African American veterans--Interviews | Civil rights movements--United States | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund | South Carolina State College | World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American | African American lawyers--South Carolina--Interviews | African American judges--South Carolina--Interviews | United States, South Carolina, Richland County, Columbia, 34.0007104, -81.0348144
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Rights and Usage:

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Persistent Link to Item:https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0024/