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Oral history interview with Robert Heller, 2001

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Creator:Heller, Robert Lawrence
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 Robert Heller, 2001

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of mostly young people, both black and white, including Robert Heller, 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:Heller, Robert Lawrence--Interviews | Farmer, James, 1920- | Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948--Influence | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Pegler, J. Westbrook (James Westbrook), 1894-1969 | University of Mississippi--History--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Southern States--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Tulane University--Students | Congress of Racial Equality | Rich's (Retail store) | Macy's (Firm) | Reunions--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Bus travel--United States | Bus travel--Southern States | Railroad travel--Southern States | Railroad travel--Louisiana | Railroad travel--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Southern States | African American civil rights workers--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi | Civil rights demonstrations--Louisiana--New Orleans | Civil rights demonstrations--New York (State)--New York | Segregation--Southern States | Segregation in transportation--Southern States | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | United States--History--1961-1969 | Race relations | Louisiana--Race relations--History--20th century | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | College students--Political activity--United States | Imprisonment--Mississippi | Arrest--Mississippi | Publicity--New York | Hunger strikes--Mississippi | Families--New York | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729 | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103 | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, 29.9546482, -90.075072 | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, 30.0686437, -89.9281281
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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Freedom riders 40th anniversary oral history project

Persistent Link to Item:http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/u?/freeriders,8