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|Creator:||Simkins, Mary Modjeska Montieth, 1899-1992|
|Creator:||Southern Oral History Program|
|Title:||Oral history interview with Modjeska Simkins, May 11, 1990|
|Date:||1990 May 11|
Civil rights activist and NAACP leader Modjeska Simkins recalls the civil rights struggle in South Carolina in this spirited interview. Simkins was active in social welfare and civil rights organizations in her state, emerging as a leader in the Columbia, South Carolina, branch of the NAACP. Simkins reflects on race and history in the United States and on the nation's violent past, and provides anecdotes of activism and life in the pre-World War II segregated South.
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|Types:||Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound|
|Subjects:||Simkins, Mary Modjeska Montieth, 1899-1992 | Civil rights--Southern States | Southern States--Race relations | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Civil rights workers--Southern States | Segregation--Southern States | Civil rights workers--Southern States--Attitudes | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, South Carolina, 33.836081, -81.163724|
|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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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/A-0356/menu.html|