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Oral history interview with Charles Person, 2001

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Creator:Person, Charles
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 Charles Person, 2001

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Charles Person, 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
Subjects:Person, Charles--Interviews | Thomas, Henry | Bergman, Walter | Lewis, John, 1940 February 21- | Peck, James | Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003 | Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011 | University of Mississippi--History--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Freedom Rides, 1961 | United States. Marine Corps | Congress of Racial Equality | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Georgia Institute of Technology | Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.)--Students | Reunions--Mississippi | Race riots--Alabama--Anniston | Race riots--Alabama--Birmingham | Race riots--Alabama--Montgomery | Race riots--South Carolina--Rock Hill | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | African American college students--Georgia--Atlanta | Arrest--Georgia--Atlanta | Imprisonment--Georgia | Solitary confinement--Georgia | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | Discrimination in education--Georgia | Direct action--Southern States | Bus terminals--Southern States | Segregation in transportation--Southern States | Violence--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Civil rights workers--Southern States | Civil rights workers--Violence against--Alabama--Birmingham | Race relations | Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | Violence--Southern States | Peace movements--United States | Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements | Discrimination in employment--United States | Reunions--Mississippi | Change | Communities | Cooperation | Prayer--Southern States | Singing--Southern States | Southern States | Mississippi | Washington (D.C.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Toccoa (Ga.) | Stephens County (Ga.) | Charlotte (N.C.) | Mecklenburg County (N.C.) | Rock Hill (S.C.) | York County (S.C.) | Anniston (Ala.) | Calhoun County (Ala.) | Calhoun County (Ala.) | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.) | New Orleans (La.) | Orleans Parish (La.)
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,21