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Oral history interview with Floyd McKissick

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Creator:McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922-
Title:Oral history interview with Floyd McKissick
Date:1982 Aug. 9
Description:

Oral history in which Floyd McKissick discusses the organization of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) chapters in North Carolina, its national and regional leaders, and his activities as a member of CORE and other civil rights organizations. He discusses North Carolina efforts such as Freedom Highways and the cafeteria demonstrations in Greensboro, legal battles in Chapel Hill, labor organizing at Duke University, and efforts in Louisiana and nationwide. He also discusses his vision for CORE as its national director from 1966 to 1968, and his definition of 'black power.'

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Types:Text
Subjects:McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922-1991 | Congress of Racial Equality | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Black power--United States | Greensboro (N.C.) | Guilford County (N.C.)
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
Online Publisher:Greensboro, N.C. : University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro | 2006
Original Material:

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=553