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Oral history interview with Fred Clark, 2001

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Creator:Clark, Fred, 1943-
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 Fred Clark, 2001
Subjects:Clark, Fred, 1943- --Interviews | Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 | Hamer, Fannie Lou | Bevel, James L. (James Luther), 1936-2008 | Nash, Diane, 1938- | Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939-1964 | Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964 | Chaney, James Earl, 1943-1964 | Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Young, Andrew, 1932- | Bond, Julian, 1940- | Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 | Southern States | Mississippi | Jackson (Miss.) | Hinds County (Miss.) | Los Angeles (Calif.) | Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) | Los Angeles County (Calif.)
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
Original Material:

Freedom ri.personal>University of Mississippi--History--Interviews

Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews

Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews

Freedom Rides, 1961

Mississippi Freedom Project

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Tougaloo College

Rust College

Jackson State College--Students

Mississippi State Penitentiary

Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)

Freedom Rides, 1961

Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965


African Americans--Civil rights--United States

African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States

Civil rights workers--Southern States

African American civil rights workers--Southern States

Discrimination in employment--Southern States

Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States

Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi

Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Jackson

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



Prison violence--Mississippi












Oral histories

Moving images


In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Fred Clark, 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.

Persistent Link to Item:http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/u?/freeriders,40