Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project


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OHRPWCR
Description: 

The Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project is a collection of interviews concerning the Civil Rights movement and the socioeconomic, cultural, and political struggles of African Americans. Conducted in 1964 by Robert Penn Warren, a Kentucky native and the first poet laureate of the United States, these interviews constituted part of Warren's research for his book Who Speaks for the Negro? Warren interviewed important civil rights leaders and activists such as Martin Luther King Jr., Milton Galamison, Adam Clayton Powell, Kenneth Bancroft Clark, Vernon Jordan, Malcolm X, Carroll Baker, Stokley Carmichael, William Hastie, Bayard Rustin, Ruth Turner, Claire Collins Harvey, Aaron Henry, Andrew Young, Gilbert Moses, and Ralph Ellison. Topics include racism throughout the United States, school integration, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), education, employment, nonviolent protest, peace activism, black nationalism and pride, civil rights legislation, religion and spirituality, the role of whites in the civil rights movement, Abraham Lincoln, African culture, the Free Southern Theatre, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

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Audio
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Interviews included in this project:
Interviewee(s) Interview Date Call Number Interviewer Restrictions Access
Richard Gunn May 7th, 1964 2002OH106 RPWCR 001 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Milton A. Galamison June 17th, 1964 2002OH107 RPWCR 002 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Martin Luther King, Jr. March 18th, 1964 2002OH108 RPWCR 003 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
James M. Lawson March 17th, 1964 2002OH109 RPWCR 004 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Malcolm X June 2nd, 1964 2002OH110 RPWCR 005 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
William Stuart Nelson March 3rd, 1964 2002OH111 RPWCR 006 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
James Baldwin April 27th, 1964 2003OH017 RPWCR 007 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Carroll G. Barber February 15th, 1964 2003OH018 RPWCR 008 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Ezell A. Blair, Jean Wheeler, Stokely Carmichael, Lucy Thorton March 4th, 1964 2003OH020 RPWCR 009 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Joe Carter 2003OH021 RPWCR 010 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
James Forman June 4th, 1964 2003OH022 RPWCR 011 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
James L. Farmer, Jr. June 11th, 1964 2003OH023 RPWCR 012 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Kenneth Bancroft Clark April 7th, 1964 2003OH024 RPWCR 013 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Vernon E. Jordan March 17th, 1964 2003OH025 RPWCR 014 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Adam Clayton Powell 2003OH026 RPWCR 015 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
William Hastie 2003OH027 RPWCR 016 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Carl T. Rowan May 14th, 1964 2003OH028 RPWCR 017 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Bayard Rustin 2003OH029 RPWCR 018 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Kelly Smith February 13th, 1964 2003OH030 RPWCR 019 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
William Stringfellow March 13th, 1964 2003OH031 RPWCR 020 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Ruth Turner, David Cohen May 7th, 1964 2003OH032 RPWCR 021 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Wyatt Walker March 18th, 1964 2003OH033 RPWCR 022 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
H.W. Wheeler 2003OH034 RPWCR 023 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Roy Wilkins 2003OH035 RPWCR 024 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Claire Harvey 2003OH036 RPWCR 025 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Robert Collins, Lolis Elie, Nils Douglas, 2003OH037 RPWCR 026 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Felton G. Clark 2003OH038 RPWCR 027 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Richard Murphy, Gilbert Moses February 10th, 1964 2003OH039 RPWCR 028 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Aaron Henry February 10th, 1964 2003OH040 RPWCR 029 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Robert Parris Moses February 11th, 1964 2003OH041 RPWCR 030 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Tougaloo Students 2003OH042 RPWCR 031 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Ralph Ellison 2003OH043 RPWCR 032 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Stephen Wright 2003OH044 RPWCR 033 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Avon Williams 2003OH045 RPWCR 034 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Andrew Young March 17th, 1964 2003OH046 RPWCR 035 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Stokely Carmichael 2003OH047 RPWCR 036 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Whitney Young April 13th, 1964 2003OH048 RPWCR 037 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Wiley A. Branton March 17th, 1964 2003OH050 RPWCR 038 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions Online
Montgomery King February 5th, 1964 2008OH215 RPWCR 043 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Jackson College Students February 12th, 1964 2008OH610 RPWCR 039 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Neil Goldschmidt, Charles Evers February 12th, 1964 2008OH623 RPWCR 040 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Unknown Male 2008OH624 RPWCR 041 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions
Southern University February 6th, 1964 2008OH625 RPWCR 042 Robert Penn Warren No Restrictions