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Interview with Sen. Henry L. Marsh, III

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Creator:Marsh, Henry L., 1933-
Creator:Carrington, Ronald E.
Title:Interview with Sen. Henry L. Marsh, III
Date:2003 Mar. 20

Henry L. Marsh, III, civil rights attorney, state senator, first African American Mayor of Richmond, he discusses what it meant to confront Richmond's white power structure and become mayor. Other topics include: growing up in Smithfield, Virginia and in Richmond; his first meeting and then working with Oliver W. Hill, Sr.; his work with the NAACP Youth Council; Virginia Union University; the role of Massive Resistance in creating Civil Rights leaders in Virginia; Rev. Curtis Harris; and various race discrimination cases in employment (including Philip Morris) and education.

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 of Special Collections and Archives, VCU Libraries.

Types:Oral histories | MovingImage
Subjects:Marsh, Henry L., 1933- --Interviews | Hill, Oliver W., 1907-2007 | Quarles, Douglas--Trials, litigation, etc. | African Americans--Virginia--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Virginia | African American civil rights workers--Virginia | Discrimination in education--Virginia | African Americans--Education--Virginia | Segregation in education--Virginia | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Intimidation--Virginia | White supremacy movements--Virginia | African Americans--Suffrage--Virginia | Discrimination in employment--Virginia | African American lawyers--Virginia | Segregation--Law and legislation--United States | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund | Government, Resistance to--Virginia--History--20th century | School integration--Massive resistance movement--Virginia | Criminal justice, Administration of--Virginia | Richmond (Va.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Smithfield (Va.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.)--Students | Student movements--Virginia--Richmond | Virginia. General Assembly. Committee on Offenses Against the Administration of Justice | Philip Morris Incorporated--Trials, litigation, etc. | United States, Virginia, Prince Edward County, 37.2243039, -78.4410842
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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