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

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
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
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 | Raleigh (N.C.) | Wake County (N.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 Oct. 29, 2008).

Interview participants: William W. Finlator, interviewee; Jay Jenkins, interviewer.

Duration: 01:28:28.

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

Text encoded by Jennifer Joyner. Sound recordings digitized by Aaron Smithers.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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