Interview Summary

The interview begins with interviewer Robert Penn Warren talking to Lolis Edward Elie about W.E.B. DuBois' concept of the split culture. Afterwards, the primary interview with Reverend Joe Carter, an African American minister from Mississippi who was among the first Black men in his area to register to vote, begins. Carter recalls how he first became involved with the civil rights movement after meeting with two members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). He talks about getting lost in the courthouse because there were no signs for the Registrar's Office, being confronted by a police officer and then arrested before he could register. He describes his arrest and his short stay in jail where he spent most of the day without any water, before going back to the courthouse later and finally registering to vote. He describes the process of registration.

Interview Accession

2003oh021_rpwcr010

Interviewee Name

Joe Carter

Interviewer Name

Robert Penn Warren

Interview Date

1964

Interview Partial Date

1964

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