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Interview with Rev. Curtis W. Harris

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Creator:Harris, Curtis W., 1925-
Creator:Carrington, Ronald E.
Title:Interview with Rev. Curtis W. Harris
Date:2003 Mar. 20

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:Oral histories | MovingImage
Subjects:Harris, Curtis W., 1925- --Interviews | Harris, Curtis W., 1925- --Trials, litigation, etc. | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | African Americans--Virginia--Interviews | African American clergy--Virginia--Hopewell | Civil rights movements--Virginia--Hopewell | Hopewell (Va.)--Race relations--History--20th century | African American civil rights workers--Virginia--Hopewell | Civil rights demonstrations--Virginia--Hopewell | Direct action--Virginia--Hopewell | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | African Americans--Virginia--Hopewell--Politics and government | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | American Civil Liberties Union | Intimidation--Virginia | White supremacy movements--Virginia | Virginia. General Assembly. Committee on Offenses Against the Administration of Justice | Discrimination in employment--Virginia | Klu Klux Klan (1915- ) | United States, Virginia, Hopewell, 37.3043154, -77.2872001 | United States, Virginia, Prince George County, 37.186533, -77.22413
Collection:Voices of Freedom: The Virginia Civil Rights Movement
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Contributors:VCU Libraries. JBC Special Collections
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Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative

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