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Oral history interview with William W. Finlator, April 19, 1985

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Creator:Finlator, William Wallace, 1913-
Creator:Jenkins, James Lineberry, 1919-2003
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with William W. Finlator, April 19, 1985
Date:1985 Apr. 19
Description:

Longtime civil rights advocate Reverend William W. Finlator speaks powerfully about decades of activism and the future of rights in America. Finlator's activism was wide-ranging: he marched for integration in the 1950s and 1960s, joined vigils protesting capital punishment in North Carolina, and advocated for the rights of migrant workers. During a life of activism, he developed strong opinions about capital punishment, racism, the neglect of the poor, and what he saw as the pernicious influence of religion over politics. His most passionate language, however, is devoted to the defense of working people.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Finlator, William Wallace, 1913- | Civil rights movements--North Carolina | Baptists--Clergy--North Carolina--History--20th century | Baptists--North Carolina--Raleigh--Clergy | Civil rights workers--North Carolina | Social reformers--North Carolina--Attitudes | Church and social problems--Southern States | Religious right--United States | Civil rights--North Carolina | United States, North Carolina, Wake County, Raleigh, 35.772096, -78.6386145
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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