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Press Release About Highlander Folk School Youth Project

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Creator:Horton, Myles, 1905-1990
Title:Press Release About Highlander Folk School Youth Project
Date:1960 May 3

Press release dated May 3, 1960 about the Highlander Youth Project at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee. The notice names Miss Minerva Brown, a leader in the high school sit-ins in the city, as one of the project members. The project's purpose was to bring an interracial group of high school students together in a summer camp setting in which they would live and engage in cultural activities together. The goal was to prepare the students for attending integrated colleges and universities. The press release lists several leaders from around the country, as well as an integrated staff of teachers and group leaders.

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Types:Press releases
Subjects:Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Monteagle | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Monteagle | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Monteagle | Educators--Tennessee--Monteagle | Race relations | Social integration--Tennessee--Monteagle | Social movements--Tennessee--Monteagle | Social reformers--Tennessee--Monteagle | Youth--Tennessee--Monteagle | African American youth--Tennessee--Monteagle | Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) | Camps--Tennessee--Monteagle | United States, Tennessee, Marion County, Monteagle, 35.2400807, -85.8396979 | United States, Tennessee, Grundy County, 35.3883667, -85.7225824
Collection:Highlander Folk School Collection
Institution:University of the South Archives and Special Collections
Contributors:Jessie Ball duPont Library. Archives
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Highlander Folk School, University of the South - Archives, Sewanee, Tennessee

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