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Oral history interview with Thomas Gaither, 2001

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Creator:Gaither, Thomas Walter, 1938-
Creator:University of Mississippi. Center for the Study of Southern Culture
Creator:University of Mississippi. Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
Creator:University of Mississippi. William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
Title:Oral history interview with Thomas Gaither, 2001

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Thomas Gaither, risked their lives to challenge the system of segregation in interstate travel in the South. The University of Mississippi's Freedom riders oral history project includes interviews recorded in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of that summer.

Types:Oral histories | Moving images | MovingImage | Text
Subjects:Gaither, Thomas Walter, 1938- --Interviews | Gaither, Glenda Jean | Farmer, James, 1920- | Brown, R. Jesse, 1912- | Hall, Carsie A. | University of Mississippi--History--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Mississippi State Penitentiary | Congress of Racial Equality | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | College teachers--Pennsylvania | Reunions--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Bus travel--United States | Bus travel--Southern States | Civil rights workers--Southern States | African American civil rights workers--Southern States | Direct action--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi | Civil rights demonstrations--South Carolina | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama | Segregation--Southern States | Segregation in transportation--Southern States | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | United States--History--1961-1969 | Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | South Carolina--Race relations--History--20th century | Florida--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | Chain gangs--South Carolina | Fear--Southern States | Imprisonment--South Carolina | Threats of violence--South Carolina | Violence--Southern States | Police--Mississippi | Arrest--Florida--Miami | Arrest--South Carolina--Rock Hill | Arrest--Mississippi--Jackson | Arraignment--Mississippi--Jackson | Singing--Mississippi | Nonviolence | Families--South Carolina | Families--Pennsylvania | Voting--United States | Racism--United States | Southern States | Mississippi | Montgomery (Ala.) | Montgomery County (Ala.) | Jackson (Miss.) | Hinds County (Miss.) | Great Falls (S.C.) | Chester County (S.C.) | Rock Hill (S.C.) | York County (S.C.) | Miami (Fla.) | Dade County (Fla.) | Slippery Rock (Pa.) | Butler County (Pa.)
Collection:Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001
Institution:University of Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:John Davis Williams Library. Dept. of Archives and Special Collections
Online Publisher:2001
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Freedom riders 40th anniversary oral history project

Persistent Link to Item:http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/u?/freeriders,1