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Oral history interview with Thomas Madison Armstrong, III, 2001

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Creator:Armstrong, Thomas Madison, 1941-
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 Thomas Madison Armstrong, III, 2001

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Thomas Madison Armstrong, III, 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 | Text
Subjects:Armstrong, Thomas Madison, 1941- | Barnett, Ross R. (Ross Robert), 1898-1987 | Bond, Julian, 1940- | Young, Andrew, 1932- | Carmichael, Stokely | University of Mississippi--History--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | United States Postal Service--Employees | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | We shall overcome | Tougaloo College--Students | 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 | Direct action--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi | Segregation--Southern States | Segregation in transportation--Southern States | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | United States--History--1961-1969 | Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | College students--Political activity--United States | Fear--Mississippi | Imprisonment--Mississippi | Race riots--Mississippi--McComb | Threats of violence--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi | Police--Mississippi | Arrest--Mississippi | Arraignment--Mississippi | Singing--Mississippi | Nonviolence | Publicity--United States | Families--Mississippi | Male prisoners--Mississippi | Breach of the peace--Mississippi | Armstrong, Thomas Madison, 1941- --Interviews | Bond, Julian, 1940---Influence | Young, Andrew, 1932---Influence | Carmichael, Stokely--Influence | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103 | United States, Mississippi, McComb | United States, Mississippi, Pike County | United States, Illinois, Naperville | United States, Illinois, Will County | United States, Illinois, DuPage County
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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