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Oral history interview with Claire O'Connor, 2001

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Creator:O'Connor, Claire
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 Claire O'Connor, 2001

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Claire O'Connor, 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
Subjects:O'Connor, Claire--Interviews | Aelony, Zev, 1938- | Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer, 1941- | Mondale, Walter F., 1928- | Barnett, Ross R. (Ross Robert), 1898-1987 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Farmer, James, 1920-1999 | University of Mississippi--History--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Minneapolis star and tribune | Congress of Racial Equality | Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.) | Freedom Rides, 1961 | We shall overcome | Mississippi State Penitentiary | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation--Officials and employees | Reunions--Mississippi | Bus travel--United States | Bus travel--Southern States | Bus occupants--Southern States | Buses--United States | Buses--Southern States | Civil rights workers--Southern States | African American civil rights workers--Southern States | 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 | Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | United States--History--1961-1969 | College students--Political activity--United States | Fear--Mississippi | Imprisonment--Mississippi | Prisoners--Mississippi | Women prisoners--Mississippi | Arrest--Mississippi | Breach of the peace--Mississippi | Federal-state controversies--Mississippi | Publicity--Minnesota | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103 | United States, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, 44.9799654, -93.2638361 | United States, Minnesota, Ramsey County, Saint Paul, 44.9444101, -93.0932742 | Ramsey County (Minn.)
Collection:Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001
Institution:John Davis Williams Library (University of Mississippi)
Contributors:John Davis Williams Library. Department 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,19