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Oral history interview with Marion Wright, March 8, 1978

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Creator:Wright, Marion A. (Marion Allan), 1894-1983
Creator:Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Marion Wright, March 8, 1978
Date:1978 Mar. 8

Marion Wright describes his beliefs about racial justice and his membership in the Southern Regional Council (SRC). Wright was one of a group of white southerners who sought to tackle the entrenched racism of the twentieth-century South. As a member of the SRC, Wright sought to end legal segregation, although he and other members were sensitive to pushing for too much change too quickly. The group also stayed off the streets as protest mounted, seeking to maintain its authority as well as its tax-exempt status. As the civil rights movement reached new beginnings in the 1950s and 1960s, the SRC faded. This interview is a portrait of a civil rights leader in the era before the movement was defined by direct action.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Wright, Marion A. (Marion Allan), 1894-1983 | Civil rights movements--North Carolina | Civil rights workers--Southern States | Southern Regional Council | Civil rights movements--Southern States | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Segregation--Southern States | Southern States--Race relations | University of South Carolina--Students | United States, North Carolina, 35.759573, -79.0193 | United States, South Carolina, Richland County, Columbia, 34.0007104, -81.0348144
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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