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Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2011-09-12

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Gaither, Thomas Walter, 1938-
Title:Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2011-09-12
Date:2011 Sept. 12
Description:

Thomas Gaither recalls growing up in Great Falls, South Carolina, attending Claflin College, and leading the college's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. He remembers the student sit-ins in Orangeburg, South Carolina, joining the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and being arrested for protesting in Hollywood, Florida. He discusses organizing the Freedom Rides, his belief in nonviolence, and earning his PhD in biology at the University of Iowa.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | African American civil rights workers--Interviews | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Congress of Racial Equality | Freedom Rides, 1961 | African American college students--Interviews | Nonviolence--Southern States--History--20th century | Civil rights demonstrations--Florida--Hollywood | Civil rights demonstrations--South Carolina--Orangeburg | Claflin College (Orangeburg, S.C.) | United States, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 40.4406248, -79.9958864
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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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0043/