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Oral history interview, 1993

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Creator:Hamilton, Leo C., 1951-
Creator:Hebert, May
Title:Oral history interview, 1993
Date:1993 Sept. 11

Leo C. Hamilton, a LSU Alumni and Baton Rouge attorney, discusses the social nature of Harambe; use of St. Albans and Methodist Center for meetings; activist ministers; fight against white fraternities reserving seats at football games; urging university to recruit black athletes; racism of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp; African American students felt like outsiders; sit-in in Chancellors office in 1971; Dean James Reddoch; integrated student housing; black cultural awareness; Southern students' animosity for LSU; Southern University; Southern Riots; division within Harambe over how to protest riot; Ted Schirmer and Progressive Students' Alliance; March to state capitol after Southern riots; Black Muslims; Harambe's community outreach program; racism of Baton Rouge and Campus Police; political activism of Harambe; David Duke; SGA president Kerry Pourciau and problems getting Harambe's support; death of Harambe; race relations at LSU in the 1990s; working for state government; specialty labor law; establishing own firm; merger with Breazeale, Sachse, and Wilson; law school professors.

Interviewed by May Hebert, September 11, 1993.

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Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts
Subjects:Hamilton, Leo C., 1951- | Duke, David Ernest | Reddoch, James Wilson, 1924- | Rupp, Adolph Fred, 1901-1977 | Schirmer, Ted | Civil rights movements--Louisiana | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | African Americans--Segregation--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Southern University and A & M College | African American college students--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Black Muslims--Louisiana | Racism in higher education--Louisiana | Discrimination in education--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Police--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Labor laws and legislation--Louisiana | Baton Rouge (La.) | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.)
Collection:Integration and the Black Experience at LSU
Institution:Louisiana State University Library Special Collections
Contributors:T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History | Integration and the Black Experience at LSU Collection (Louisiana State University) | LSU Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
Online Publisher:Baton Rouge, La. : LOUISiana Digital Library
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