Civil rights related oral histories including primarily discussing events in the 1950s and 1960s.
More About This Collection
Date of Original
Civil rights movement
Civil rights related oral histories including primarily discussing events in the 1950's and 1960's. Notable collections include:
The Civil Rights Documentation Project containing oral histories by civil rights leaders Charles Cobb, Charles Evers, Aaron Henry, and Hollis Watkins. This collection also includes oral histories of race-baiting governor Ross Barnett, national White Citizens Council leader William J. Simmons, and State Sovereignty head Erle Johnston.
The Biloxi Beach wade-ins collection which offers insight into the 1959 movement to integrate the beaches through non-violent protest led by Dr. Gilbert R. Mason, Sr. It covers the wade-ins and the community involved in the planning, carrying out, and aftermath of these protests.
University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage