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Interview with Rev. Curtis W. Harris

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Creator:Carrington, Ronald E. (interviewer)
Creator:James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives (contributor)
Creator:Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative (producer)
Title:Interview with Rev. Curtis W. Harris
Date:2003
Description:

Rev. Curtis W. Harris, of Hopewell, Virginia -- pastor, civil rights leader, former president of the Virginia Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), former mayor of Hopewell and city council member since 1986. Rev. Harris discussed: his work with the SCLC; Martin Luther King, Jr.; civil disobedience; racial segregation in Hopewell; confronting the Klu Klux Klan in Hopewell; running for city council; becoming Mayor of Hopewell; the Boatwright Committee; support from the ACLU; and Hill, Tucker and Marsh. This interview was conducted March 20, 2003 at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Ronald E. Carrington, President of Media Consultants Global, Inc. of Richmond, was the director-producer of the video taping and interviewed the interviewees. Historian Dr. Betsy Brinson conducted preliminary oral interviews. The text of the oral history was transcribed by Halasz Reporting and Video, Richmond. Other editing by the staff in Special Collections and Archives, VCU Libraries.

Types:moving images | oral histories (literary works) | MovingImage | Text
Subjects:Harris, Curtis W. | Harris, Curtis W.--Interviews | African Americans--Virginia--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Virginia | Virginia--Race relations--History--20th century | United States, Virginia, 37.431573, -78.656894
Collection:Voices of Freedom
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Contributors:James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives
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Voices of Freedom: videotaped oral histories of leaders of the Civil Rights movement in Virginia

Richmond, Va. : VCU Libraries

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