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Oral history interview with John Washington, 2001

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Creator:Washington, John R., 1928-
Title:Oral history interview with John Washington, 2001
Date:2001
Description:

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including John Washington, 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:Washington, John R., 1928- --Interviews | Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Bridges, Harry, 1901-1990 | Thomas, Cecil A., 1917-1969 | University of Mississippi--History--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Congress of Racial Equality | United States. Interstate Commerce Commission | International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union | Western Christian Leadership Conference | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | We shall overcome | Reunions--Mississippi | United States--Air Force--Airmen | African American clergy--California | 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 | 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--Jackson | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | Segregation--Southern States | Segregation in transportation--Southern States | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | Discrimination in employment--United States | United States--History--1961-1969 | Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | San Antonio (Tex.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Montgomery (Ala.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | Fear--Mississippi | Faith | Imprisonment--Mississippi--Jackson | Threats of violence--Alabama--Montgomery | Christian ethics--United States | Labor unions--United States | Arrest--Mississippi | Arraignment--Mississippi | Singing--Mississippi | Prayer--Mississippi | Families--United States | Poverty--United States | Southern States | Mississippi | Claremont (Calif.) | Los Angeles County (Calif.) | Jackson (Miss.) | Hinds County (Miss.) | Montgomery (Ala.) | Montgomery County (Ala.) | San Antonio (Tex.) | Bexar County (Tex.) | Comal County (Tex.)
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 | University of Mississippi. Center for the Study of Southern Culture | University of Mississippi. Division of Outreach and Continuing Education | University of Mississippi. William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
Online Publisher:2001
Original Material:

Freedom riders 40th anniversary oral history project

Persistent Link to Item:http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/u?/freeriders,35