Oral history interview with Nancy Kester Neale, August 6, 1983

Oral history interview with Nancy Kester Neale, August 6, 1983

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Creator:Neale, Nancy Alice Kester, 1934-
Creator:Blanchard, Dallas A.
Title:Oral history interview with Nancy Kester Neale, August 6, 1983
Date:1983 Aug. 6
Description:

Nancy Kester Neale remembers her father, Howard "Buck" Kester, who founded the Southern Tenant Farmers Union and held leadership positions in the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen and the Committee on Economic and Racial Justice. According to Neale, Kester was a pioneer whose activism demonstrated the power that religious organizations could play in improving the lives of the southern underclass. This interview is at times light on specifics, but is a useful look at the role of religious organizations in the struggle for economic and racial justice in the South well before the modern civil rights movement gained strength.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Kester, Alice Harris | Kester, Howard, 1904-1977 | Neale, Nancy Alice Kester, 1934- | Fellowship of Southern Churchmen | Women civil rights workers | Women social reformers--Southern States | Social movements--Southern States--Religious aspects--Christianity | Social justice--Southern States--Religious aspects--Christianity | Southern States
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 July 7, 2008).

Interview participants: Nancy Kester Neale, interviewee; Dallas Blanchard, interviewer.

Duration: 01:10:33.

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 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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