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Kay Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013-08-14

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Cline, David P., 1969-
Creator:Tillow, Kay
Title:Kay Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013-08-14
Date:2013 Aug. 14
Description:

Kay Tillow describes learning about the Civil Rights Movement as a student at the University of Illinois, where she got involved with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She remembers attending the trials of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) workers in Cairo, Illinois, and traveling to Ghana in 1962. When she returned to the United States in 1963 she participated in sit-ins in Atlanta, Georgia, and demonstrations in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She discusses her work with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1199, a hospital workers' union, and organizing victories in Pennsylvania. Tillow also discusses her role in the Coalition of Labor Union Women and her current work on health care reform.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Women civil rights workers--United States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Atlanta | Women labor leaders--United States--Interviews | Service Employees International Union. Local 1199 (New York, N.Y.) | Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) | 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_crhp0099/