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Civil Rights Series

Number of Interviews: 48

Dates when interviews were conducted: 1993 - present

Time Period Covered: 1930s - 1970s

Principal interviewers: Greta de Jong, Mary Hebert, Miranda Kombert, Marc Sternberg

Finding Aids: Inventory log; some transcripts; some indexes; some abstracts

Access Restrictions: Permission of interviewer

Description: These interviews document the civil rights movement in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes. Topics include the experience of African Americans in Baton Rouge during the period of segregation, the Baton Rouge bus boycott, sit-ins in 1960, Baton Rouge's biracial committee, the desegregation of schools and public facilities, voter registration, and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the rural parishes. Interviews include:

Dupuy Anderson
Marian Reynard Baun
W. K. Brooks
Harrison Brown
Janell Crosslin
Alvin Decuir and Felton Crockett
Ralph Dreger
John Dutton
David Floyd
Dudley Frecke
John Gerbrecht
Clifton and Eual Hall
John Henry Hall
Lawrence Hall
Lorin E. Hall
Eunice Hall Harris
Janette Harris
Helen Haw
J.K. Haynes
Isabel Herson
Donald Hoover
Evageline Hughes
T.J. Jemison
Kenneth Johnson
Johnnie Jones
Lana Parham Lathan
Robert and Essie Mae Lewis
Martha Mikell
Freddie Millican
Leon Netterville
Kenneth Olivier
Eunice Paddio-Johnson
George Raby
Meg Redden
Willis Reed by Mary Hebert
Willis Reed by Miranda Kombert
Willis Reed by Marc Sternberg
Joyce Robinson by Doug Davis
Joyce Robinson by Helen Haw
Charles Smith
Lola Stallworth
Ida Stephens
Jack Stockeld
Isadore Tansil
Cole Thompson
Horatio Thompson
Jack Wartelle
Gus Williams
Martin Williams
Moses Williams, Sr.
John Zippert

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