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Oral history interview with B. Elton Cox

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Creator:Cox, B. Elton (Benjamin Elton), 1931-
Title:Oral history interview with B. Elton Cox
Date:1982 May 15

Oral history in which B. Elton Cox primarily discusses the history and activities of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and his participation in the organization; specific topics include the original Freedom Ride, Freedom Highways Project, demonstration tactics, and the Greensboro chapter. Also of interest are Cox's specific efforts, including his first demonstration in high school, his arrest in Louisiana, a noted speech, his refusal to pay taxes, and meeting with the president of McDonald's. Cox also provides his assessment of other civil rights organizations, the work of many specific community leaders, and the role of North Carolina in the movement.

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Subjects:Cox, B. Elton (Benjamin Elton), 1931- | African American clergy--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American civil rights workers | Civil rights workers--United States | Congress of Racial Equality | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--United States | African American high school students--Illinois | Discrimination in restaurants--North Carolina--Greensboro | Arrest--Louisiana | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.0726355, -79.7919754
Collection:Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
Institution:University of North Carolina at Greensboro's University Libraries
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries
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Greensboro Public Library Oral History Project, Greensboro Public Library

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Forms part of online collection: Greensboro Voices.

Persistent Link to Item:http://library.uncg.edu/dp/crg/oralHistItem.aspx?i=504