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Oral history with Mr. Charles Cobb

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Creator:Cobb, Charles E., Jr.
Creator:Rachal, John, 1948-
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Charles Cobb
Date:1996 Oct. 21

Oral history. Interview conducted on October 21, 1996 with Mr. Charles Cobb (born 1943) in Washington, D.C. In the summer of 1962, he was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field secretary in Ruleville, Mississippi, where he and others became engaged in voter registration, in adult education, and in designing or adapting standardized methods to meet the requirements of teaching working poor and sharecroppers to read. In the fall of 1963, Cobb wrote the prospectus for what became the Freedom Schools, which many see as the greatest accomplishment of Freedom Summer (1964).

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to the University of Southern Mississippi.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Cobb, Charles E., Jr. | Devine, Annie, 1912-2000 | Lowenstein, Allard K. | Lynd, Theron | Moore, Amzie, 1911-1982 | Civil rights--Mississippi | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi | Congress of Racial Equality | Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.) | Mississippi Freedom Schools | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 668, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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