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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|
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|
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0107/|