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Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California, 2013-04-11

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Cline, David P., 1969-
Creator:Tuttle, Rick
Title:Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California, 2013-04-11
Date:2013 Apr. 11
Description:

Rick Tuttle describes his family background and when he first became aware of the sit-in movement and the Freedom Rides when he was a student at Wesleyan University. As a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he was recruited to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1963 and went to Greenwood, Mississippi, to work on voter registration drives. He also briefly spied on white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan meetings. After being driven out of Mississippi by threats, he joined the Chatham County Crusade for Voters in Savannah, Georgia. Tuttle describes being arrested in Savannah for disturbing the peace and the subsequent trial. Tuttle discusses the work he did after leaving the Movement: as the comptroller in Los Angeles he helped to bring an end to segregation at private clubs and participated in the anti-apartheid movement.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Voter registration--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Georgia | Civil rights workers--Interviews | United States National Student Association | Culver City (Calif.) | United States, California, Los Angeles County, 34.1980015, -118.261017
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_crhp0078/