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Mississippi's Civil Rights Movement Oral History Project

Project Summary

When James Meredith became the first African American student at the University of Mississippi, protests and riots ensued. Months later, in 1963, twenty-eight Methodist ministers signed a declaration called "Born of Conviction", which condemned racism and supported racial integration. This project focuses on a few of the ministers who drafted and signed the document. Interviewees talk about their beliefs, concerns they had about racial segregation, and motives for signing the declaration. Also discussed are the serious consequences for the pastors who chose to support this anti-racism movement.

Project Code

mcr

Project LC Subject

Anti-racism   Clergy   Jackson (Miss.)   Methodist Church   Racism   Segregation


Interviews in this Project (3 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 1998oh004_mcr001
Interviewer: Carolyn Dupont
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 1998oh005_mcr002
Interviewer: Carolyn Dupont
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1998oh006_mcr003
Interviewer: Carolyn Dupont
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:



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