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Walter Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013-06-21

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Cline, David P., 1969-
Creator:Tillow, Walter M., 1940-
Title:Walter Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013-06-21
Date:2013 June 21
Description:

Walter Tillow discusses how he joined the Civil Rights Movement as a college student and how that led him into labor and leftist movements. He describes his childhood in New York City and the leftist politics of his parents, as well as how he learned about the Movement as a college student at Harpur College and as a graduate student at Cornell University. In 1963 he joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and moved to Fayette County, Georgia where he worked on voter registration drives. He later worked in the SNCC communication office in Atlanta. He describes in detail the movement for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. In 1965 he left the Movement to work for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) and he later worked for the Communist Party.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Voter registration--Georgia | Civil rights workers--Interviews | Communists--United States--Interviews | United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, 38.2542376, -85.759407
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_crhp0092/