- Voices of Freedom
- Interview with Rev. Curtis W. Harris
- 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
- Harris, Curtis W.
- United States, Virginia, 37.54812, -77.44675
- oral histories (literary works)
- Rev. Curtis W. Harris, of Hopewell, Virginia -- pastor, civil rights leader, former president of the Virginia Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), former mayor of Hopewell and city council member since 1986. Rev. Harris discussed: his work with the SCLC; Martin Luther King, Jr.; civil disobedience; racial segregation in Hopewell; confronting the Klu Klux Klan in Hopewell; running for city council; becoming Mayor of Hopewell; the Boatwright Committee; support from the ACLU; and Hill, Tucker and Marsh.
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 in Special Collections and Archives, VCU Libraries.
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- James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives