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

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Creator:Neale, Nancy Alice Kester, 1934-
Creator:Blanchard, Dallas A.
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
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 (document genres) | Text | Sound
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, 33.346678, -84.119434
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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