Interview with Roy Wilkins, April 7, 1964

Project: Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Roy Wilkins, a prominent civil rights movement leader affiliated with the NAACP, begins by discussing the reformation of American public schools. Additionally, W.E.B Dubois' sociological concept of the split regarding Blacks choosing between either American or African culture is detailed. The sense of pride in Black history of African Americans is described, as well as the historical events that led up to the civil rights movement. Next, the organization Freedom Now is examined by Wilkins. Wilkins speculates upon what issues Blacks would encounter following the passing of adequate civil rights legislation. The issues facing the South both economically and politically are detailed. The NAACP and its interactions with other civil rights organizations is chronicled. Finally, Wilkins contemplates the potential overreaching of movement leaders, and future aspirations for the movement once their central goal has been achieved.

Interview Accession

2003oh035_rpwcr024

Interviewee Name

Roy Wilkins

Interviewer Name

Robert Penn Warren

Interview Date

April 7, 1964

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Wilkins, Roy Interview by Robert Penn Warren. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wilkins, R. (n.d.). Interview by R. P. Warren. Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wilkins, Roy, interview by Robert Penn Warren. (n.d.), Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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