Oral history interview with Modjeska Simkins, May 11, 1990

Oral history interview with Modjeska Simkins, May 11, 1990

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Creator:Simkins, Mary Modjeska Montieth, 1899-1992
Creator:Egerton, John
Title:Oral history interview with Modjeska Simkins, May 11, 1990
Date:1990 May 11
Description:

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
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 | South Carolina
Collection:
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2006
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Duration: 01:29:17

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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