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Simeon Booker and Moses James Newson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-07-13

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Booker, Simeon, 1918-
Creator:Newson, Moses J., 1927-
Title:Simeon Booker and Moses James Newson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-07-13
Date:2011 July 13
Description:

Simeon Booker and Moses Newson recall their early careers in journalism at several African American newspapers. Newson remembers covering school desegregation cases in Clinton, Tennessee and Hoxie, Arkansas, for the Memphis Tri-State Defender. Booker discusses covering the Emmett Till murder and the integration of Little Rock High School for Jet. They both remember covering the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Till, Emmett,1941-1955 | Civil rights movements--United States | Freedom Rides, 1961 | March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.) | Trials (Murder)--Mississippi | African American journalists--Interviews | African American press | School integration--Tennessee--Clinton | School integration--Arkansas--Hoxie | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
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.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0031/