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Oral history interview with Aaron Henry, April 2, 1974

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Creator:Henry, Aaron, 1922-
Creator:Bass, Jack
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Aaron Henry, April 2, 1974
Date:1974 Apr. 2

Aaron Henry, an officeholder in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party, shares his thoughts and recollections on the intersection of race and politics in his home state. Despite racially motivated violence, Henry is determined to use his education and political skills to advance the interest of black Mississippians, a group under assault by racist white politicians committed to reversing the gains of the civil rights movement. This interview will be useful for researchers interested in the insidious role of race in 1970s Mississippi politics.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003 | Henry, Aaron, 1922- | Civil rights--Mississippi | Mississippi--Politics and government | Mississippi--Race relations | School integration--Mississippi | Republican Party (Miss.) | African American politicians--Mississippi | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Mississippi--Race relations--Political aspects | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government | Racism--Political aspects--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi--Interviews | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)
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