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Oral history interview with Margaret Leonard, 2001

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Creator:Leonard, Margaret Burr
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 Margaret Leonard, 2001

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Margaret Leonard, 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:Walker, Theresa Edwards, 1928- | Walker, Wyatt Tee | Leonard, Margaret Burr--Interviews | 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 | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | 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 | Women civil rights workers--Southern States | African American women civil rights workers--Southern States | Direct action--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi | Segregation--Southern States | Segregation in transportation--Southern States | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | United States--History--1961-1969 | Race relations | Episcopal Church--Southern States | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | College students--Political activity--United States | Journalists--Southern States | Journalists--Georgia | Fear--Mississippi | Imprisonment--Mississippi | Rats--Control--Mississippi | Threats of violence--Mississippi | Arrest--Mississippi--Jackson | Arraignment--Mississippi--Jackson | Singing--Mississippi | Friendship--Mississippi | Publicity--Louisiana--New Orleans | Publicity--Mississippi | Families--United States | Prisoners--Mississippi | Women prisoners--Mississippi | Southern States | Mississippi | Macon (Ga.) | Macon (Ga.) | Bibb County (Ga.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Tallahassee (Fla.) | Leon County (Fla.) | New Orleans (La.) | Orleans Parish (La.) | Montgomery (Ala.) | Montgomery County (Ala.) | Jackson (Miss.) | Hinds County (Miss.)
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,13