Interview with William Allison, June 23, 1991

Project: Anne Braden Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Bill Allison, former attorney and civil rights activist, served as SCEF's (Southern Conference Educational Fund ) lawyer from 1969 to 1974. In this interview, Allison discusses how he got involved in the Civil Rights Movement, his impressions of Anne and Carl Braden, and the insight he gained about effecting change in society and government through his contact with the Bradens. He speaks about representing SCEF people or friends of SCEF and serving on the legal team that represented the Black Six case and the Louisville Black Panthers case. Allison also explains SCEF's demise due to internal tension brought on by differing ideologies among its activist members.

Interview Accession

2006oh204_ab013

Interviewee Name

William Allison

Interviewer Name

Catherine Fosl

Interview Date

1991-06-23

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Allison, William Interview by Catherine Fosl. 23 Jun. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Allison, W. (1991, June 23). Interview by C. Fosl. Anne Braden Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Allison, William, interview by Catherine Fosl. June 23, 1991, Anne Braden Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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