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Oral history interview with Helen O'Neal McCray (1), 2001

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Creator:O'Neal, Helen Jean, 1941-
Title:Oral history interview with Helen O'Neal McCray (1), 2001
Date:2001
Description:

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Helen O'Neal McCray, 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:O'Neal, Helen Jean, 1941- --Interviews | Bevel, James L. (James Luther), 1936-2008 | Lafayette, Bernard | Barry, Marion, 1936- | Gaither, Thomas Walter, 1938- | Carmichael, Stokely | Smith, Ruby Doris | Barnett, Ross R. (Ross Robert), 1898-1987 | Haley, Richard Lee, 1916- | Bell, Derrick A. | Motley, Constance Baker, 1921-2005 | Hayden, Casey | Derby, Doris Adelaide | Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939-1964 | Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964 | Chaney, James Earl, 1943-1964 | Kunstler, William Moses, 1919- | Moses, Robert Parris | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Boynton, Bruce--Trials, litigation, etc. | University of Mississippi--History--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Virginia--Trials, litigation, etc. | Jackson State College--Students | Congress of Racial Equality | Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.) | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission | Southern Governors' Conference | Mississippi Freedom Project | Catholics--United States | African American Catholics--United States | Arrest--Mississippi--Jackson | Imprisonment--Mississippi--Jackson | Prisoners--Mississippi--Jackson | Women prisoners--Mississippi--Jackson | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Bus travel--Southern States | Bus travel--Mississippi | Teachers--Mississippi | African American teachers--Mississippi | United States--History--1961-1969 | Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | Reunions--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Civil rights workers--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Jackson | African American civil rights workers--Southern States | College students--Political activity--United States | Threats--Mississippi | Intimidation--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi | Youth--United States | Southern States | Mississippi | Clarkesdale (Miss.) | Coahoma County (Miss.) | McComb (Miss.) | Pike County (Miss.) | Yellow Springs (Ohio)
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
Original Material:

Freedom riders 40th anniversary oral history project

Persistent Link to Item:http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/u?/freeriders,20