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Oral history interview with Helen Singleton, 2001

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Creator:Singleton, Helen, 1932-
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 Helen Singleton, 2001

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Helen Singleton, 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:Singleton, Helen, 1932- --Interviews | Brown, Oliver, 1918- | University of Mississippi--History--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education--Trials, litigation, etc. | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation--Officials and employees | Mississippi State Penitentiary | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Congress of Racial Equality | Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, Calif.)--Students | We shall overcome | Reunions--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | 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 | African American 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--Virginia | 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 | Imprisonment--Mississippi | Women prisoners--Mississippi | Hairdressing of African Americans--Mississippi | Arrest--Mississippi | Rabbis--Mississippi | Food--Mississippi | Teachers--California--Santa Monica | Singing--Mississippi | Friendship--Mississippi | Families--United States | Police--Mississippi | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849 | Santa Monica (Calif.) | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, 29.9546482, -90.075072 | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, 30.0686437, -89.9281281 | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103 | United States, Virginia, 37.431573, -78.656894
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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