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Oral history interview with Frank Nelson, 2001

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Creator:Nelson, Frank Arthur, 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 Frank Nelson, 2001
Date:2001
Description:

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Frank Nelson, 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 | MovingImage | MovingImage
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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
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Freedom riders 40th anniversary oral history project

Persistent Link to Item:http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/u?/freeriders,17