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- Excerpt 6 from oral history interview with Kenneth L. Roberts, 2006 July 27
- Roberts, Kenneth L., 1932-
- Contributor to Resource:
- Pyle, Cabot Pollard
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Central business districts--Tennessee--Nashville
Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville
Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Nashville
Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville
Nashville (Tenn.)--Economic conditions
Nashville (Tenn.)--Social conditions
Nashville (Tenn.)--Social life and customs
Nashville (Tenn.)--Race relations
- Roberts, Kenneth L., 1932- --Interviews
Lewis, John, 1940-2020
Smith, Kelly Miller, 1920-1984
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998
- United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.16589, -86.78444
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- An excerpt from an oral history interview with Nashville business and civic leader Kenneth L. Roberts, conducted on 27 July 2006 by Cabot Pyle as part of the Nashville Public Library's Nashville Business Leaders Oral History Project: The Turner Interviews. Roberts outlines his theory that today's Nashville is a result of five things that happened during the 1960s. He discusses the first of these events, which was the sit-in movement. He also discusses civil rights leaders involved in the movement in Nashville, including John Lewis, Kelly Miller Smith, and Stokely Carmichael. The complete interview, as well as an index, is available in the repository.
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- audio/mp3 (1.27 MB; 1 min, 23 sec.)
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- Excerpted from: NBLRobertsK digital recording converted from wav to mp3 format in 2006.
Nashville Business Leaders Oral History Project, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.
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- Nashville Public Library (Tenn.). Special Collections Division