frohpOral history interview with Ralph Roy, 2001

Oral history interview with Ralph Roy, 2001

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Creator:Roy, Ralph Lord
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 Ralph Roy, 2001

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Ralph Roy, 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 | Text
Subjects:Roy, Ralph Lord--Interviews | Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948--Influence | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Influence | University of Mississippi--History--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Georgia | Reunions--Mississippi | Clergy--Political activity--United States | Clergy--Political activity--Southern States | Threats of violence--Southern States | Bus travel--United States | Bus travel--Southern States | Airports--Florida--Tallahassee | Imprisonment--Florida--Tallahassee | Threats of violence--Southern States | Arrest--Florida | Appellate procedure--Florida | Nonviolence | Prison--Florida | Prisoners--Florida | Families--Vermont | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Civil rights workers--Southern States | Direct action--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--South Carolina | Civil rights demonstrations--Florida--Tallahassee | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Segregation--Southern States | Segregation in transportation--Southern States | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | United States--History--1961-1969 | Race relations | Florida--Race relations--History--20th century | Georgia--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528 | Plantsville (Conn.) | United States, Connecticut, Hartford County, 41.8064217, -72.7328439 | Swanton (Vt.) | Franklin County (Vt.) | United States, South Carolina, 33.836081, -81.163724 | United States, Florida, Leon County, Tallahassee, 30.4382559, -84.2807329 | United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.5785074, -84.155741 | United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, 31.533374, -84.2162537
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

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