- Voices of Freedom
- Interview with Sen. Henry L. Marsh, III
- Contributor to Resource:
- Carrington, Ronald E.
James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives
Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative
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- African Americans--Virginia--Interviews
Civil rights movements--Virginia
Virginia--Race relations--History--20th century
- Marsh, Henry L.
- United States, Virginia, 37.54812, -77.44675
- oral histories (literary works)
- 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.
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- James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives