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Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana, 2013-10-03

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Cline, David P., 1969-
Creator:Blake, Harry, 1934-
Title:Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana, 2013-10-03
Date:2013 Oct. 3
Description:

The Reverend Doctor Harry Blake discusses his childhood on a plantation in Louisiana in the 1930s and 1940s and how he became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in Shreveport, Louisiana. Blake joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1960 after he heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., give a speech at Bishop College in Texas, where he was a student. Blake discusses his pastorate at Mount Canaan Baptist Church in Shreveport, how he came to develop a good relationship with local politicians, and the work he continues to do within the context of the civil rights struggle.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Civil rights movements--United States | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | African American civil rights workers--Louisiana--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Louisiana--Shreveport | African American clergy--Louisiana--Interviews | United States, Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport, 32.5251516, -93.7501789 | United States, Louisiana, Caddo Parish
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_crhp0107/