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Rev. Frank Dukes : Selective Buying Campaign

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Creator:Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, Ala.)
Creator:Dukes, Frank
Title:Rev. Frank Dukes : Selective Buying Campaign

In 1962, Miles College student Frank Dukes helped organize and participated in a selective buying campaign in Birmingham, Alabama. By boycotting downtown businesses that discriminated against them, African Americans used buying power as political leverage in the struggle for equality. In this interview, Dukes describes his role in the grassroots effort that shook Birmingham's economy.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans using this resource: Campaigns for Economic Freedom.

A transcript of the Quicktime movie is available.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Interviews | Oral histories | Transcripts | Videorecordings | Fliers (printed material) | MovingImage | Sound | Text
Subjects:Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011 | Connor, Eugene, 1897-1973 | Dukes, Frank | Pitts, Lucius Hosley, 1922-1991 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | African American college students--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham | Boycotts--Alabama--Birmingham | Petitions--Alabama--Birmingham | Mass meetings--Alabama--Birmingham | Discrimination in public accommodations--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | Students--Alabama--Birmingham | Minorities--Education | Social justice--Alabama--Birmingham | Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relations | African American soldiers | Equality | Fairfield Industrial High School (Ala.) | 11th Commandment (Birmingham, Ala.) | Miles College | Birmingham, Ala. Chamber of Commerce | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | United States. GI Bill | United States, Alabama, Fairfield | United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.5206608, -86.80249
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:WGBH Educational Foundation
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