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Joe Dickson

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Creator:Dickson, Joe, 1933-
Creator:Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, Ala.)
Title:Joe Dickson

In this interview, Joe Dickson recalls his days as a student at Miles College in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He describes the relationship between student activists and two successive college presidents. The first, Dr. William Augustus Bell, discouraged student involvement in the early years of the Civil Rights movement. He feared student activism would trigger white resistance and adversely affect fundraising. The second, Dr. Lucius Pitts, supported student activism and participated in negotiations between white businessmen and black students.

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Grade range: 6-12.

A transcript of the Quicktime movie is available.

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Subjects:Dickson, Joe, 1933- | Bell, William Augustus, 1882- | Pitts, Lucius Hosley, 1922-1991 | Gaston, A. G. (Arthur George), b. 1892 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | African American men--Alabama | African American civil rights workers--Alabama | African American college students--Alabama | Civil rights workers--Alabama | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham | Boycotts--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Violence against | African Americans--Social conditions--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Alabama--Economic conditions | African American schools--Alabama | African American students--Alabama | Discrimination in education--Alabama | Minorities--Employment | Minorities--Education | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham | Suffrage--Alabama--Birmingham | Equality--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | College presidents--Alabama | Alabama--Race relations | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | Equality | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Miles College | Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | United States. Constitution. 15th Amendment | Howard Law School | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | United States, Alabama, Montgomeryi, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, 32.2202579, -86.2076143 | United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.5206608, -86.80249 | United States, Alabama, Fairfield
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:WGBH Educational Foundation
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