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|Creator:||Hamilton, Leo C., 1951-|
|Title:||Oral history interview, 1993|
|Date:||1993 Sept. 11|
Leo C. Hamilton, a LSU Alumni and Baton Rouge attorney, discusses his family background in Baton Rouge, La; parents attend McKinley High School; importance of education to parents; father's involvement in civil rights movement; Baton Rouge civil rights leaders; worked odd jobs as teenager; attended segregated elementary and junior high schools; enrolled in desegregated Lee High; isolated from black community because attended Lee High; abused by white students at Lee High; ten year class reunion and changed attitudes of white students; camaraderie among black students at Lee High; discrimination in grading; teachers ignored abuse; decision to pursue career in law; guidance counselors at Lee High; rivalry between black neighborhoods; reasons for not attending Southern; white students at LSU; camaraderie among black students at LSU; meekness of Martin Luther King Action Movement; some believed no place for whites in the movement; lack of radicalism at LSU; Black Power in Baton Rouge; H. Rap Brown; fear by some blacks that integration would hurt black community; attempts by black ministers to control movement; organization and goals of Harambe; racism of white fraternities; Chancellor Cecil Taylor; sit-in in Taylor's office; Dean James Reddoch; disagreements between black students; members of Harambe; Black Cultural Center versus Black Student Union.
Interviewed by May Hebert, August 21, 1993, Hill Memorial Library, LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, La.
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|Types:||Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts|
|Subjects:||Hamilton, Leo C., 1951- | African American college students--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Civil rights movements--Louisiana | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | African Americans--Segregation--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Lee High School (Baton Rouge, La.)--Students | Civil rights workers--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | African Americans--Education--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Discrimination in education--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Black power--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | African American clergy--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Baton Rouge (La.)--Race relations | Sit-ins--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Student movements--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | United States, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, 30.4507462, -91.154551 | United States, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, 30.5382396, -91.0956166|
|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.|
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Forms part of the online collection, Integration and the Black Experience at LSU.
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/ref/collection/IBE/id/34|