Oral history interview with Marion Wright, March 8, 1978

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
Title:Oral history interview with Marion Wright, March 8, 1978
Date:1978 Mar. 8
Description:

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
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 | North Carolina | Columbia (S.C.) | Richland County (S.C.)
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. | 2007
Original Material:

Title from menu page (viewed on June 25, 2008).

Interview participants: Marion Wright, interviewee; Jacquelyn Hall, interviewer.

Duration: 01:43:13.

This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digital library, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection Oral histories of the American South.

Text encoded by Mike Millner. Sound recordings digitized by Aaron Smithers.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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