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Oral history interview with James Farmer

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Creator:Farmer, James, 1920-
Title:Oral history interview with James Farmer
Date:1981 Dec. 10

Oral history in which James Farmer discusses the history, strategies, and management of CORE, including the Freedom Highways campaign in North Carolina, and discusses Greensboro's role in the civil rights movement. He comments on Meier's and Rudwick's book CORE: A Study in the Civil Rights Movement, and recounts some activities of the NAACP, SNCC, SCLC, and Governor Terry Sanford. He mentions the success of nonviolent, direct action in achieving desegregation, assesses local and national media coverage of the movement, and describes his reasons for leaving CORE.

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Subjects:Farmer, James, 1920- | Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998 | Congress of Racial Equality | Civil rights workers--North Carolina | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina | Civil rights movements--North Carolina | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina | Governors--North Carolina | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Nonviolence--North Carolina | Direct action--North Carolina | Segregation--North Carolina | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina | Race discrimination--North Carolina | North Carolina--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Mass media--North Carolina | 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=509