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Who Speaks for the Negro?

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Creator:[Nashville, Tenn.]: Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities
Title:Who Speaks for the Negro?

The Who Speaks for the Negro? web site is a digital archive of materials related to the book of the same name published by American poet, literary critic, teacher and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Penn Warren in 1965. The digital collection was created and designed by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University from original materials that were provided by the University of Kentucky and Yale University libraries, and digitized with the permission of the Warren estate in order to create a full digital record of Warren's research for the book.

In 1964, as Warren prepared to write this book, he spoke to men and women involved in the Civil Rights Movement across the United States, and recorded these conversations on a reel-to-reel tape recorder. His subjects included nationally-recognized leaders of the Movement, as well as civil rights workers who worked locally, and whose names might not be otherwise known. The archive contains digitized versions of Warren's original reel-to-reel recordings, as well as copies of transcripts, correspondence, and other print materials related to his research for this book. The print materials represented in the digital collection are displayed in two parts that include a non-searchable image of the original document, and the re-transcribed text of the document, which is searchable.

Types:collection | Text
Subjects:Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 | Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989--Correspondence | Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 | Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 | Powell, Adam Clayton, 1908-1972 | Young, Andrew, 1932- | Beckwith, Byron de la | Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 | Walker, Wyatt Tee | X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 | Carmichael, Stokely | Farmer, James, 1920-1999 | Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935- | Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Ellison, Ralph | Meredith, James, 1933- | Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981 | African Americans--Segregation--United States | African American businesspeople--United States | African American churches--United States | African American lawyers--United States | African American families--United States | African American civil rights workers--United States | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi | African American civil rights workers--Georgia | African American universities and colleges--United States | Civil rights workers--United States | Civil rights workers--Tennessee | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Georgia | African Americans--United States | Busing for school integration--United States | Civil rights demonstrations--United States | Discrimination in justice administration--United States | Discrimination in criminal justice administration--United States | Discrimination in education--United States | Discrimination in employment--United States | Discrimination in housing--United States | Discrimination in public accommodations--United States | Discrimination in the military--United States | Educational equalization--United States | Functional literacy--United States | Interracial marriage--United States | Middle class African Americans--United States | Miscegenation--United States | Nonviolence--United States | Occupational training--United States | Police--United States | Political ethics--United States | United States--Race relations | Race relations | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | School integration--United States | Segregation in transportation--United States | Self-defense--United States | Slave insurrections--United States | Spirituals (Songs)--United States | Strikes and lockouts--United States | Unemployment--United States | Universities and Colleges, Black--United States | White Citizens councils--United States | Whites--United States | Violence--United States | Voter registration--United States | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor | University of Mississippi | Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Jackson State College | Jackson State College--Students | Tougaloo College | Tougaloo College--Students | Fisk University | Fisk University--Students | Random House (Firm) | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891 | United States, Tennessee, 35.517491, -86.580447 | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Institution:Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Contributors:Jean and Alexander Heard Library (Vanderbilt University)
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Original materials provided by the University of Kentucky and Yale University libraries and digitized with the permission of the Warren estate. Digital archive created and designed by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University.

Persistent Link to Item:http://whospeaks.library.vanderbilt.edu/