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Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project

Project Summary

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).

Project Code

rpwcr

Project Keyword

Nonviolent protests   Peace activism


Interviews in this Project (43 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 2003oh026_rpwcr015
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh027_rpwcr016
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh028_rpwcr017
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh029_rpwcr018
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh030_rpwcr019
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh031_rpwcr020
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh032_rpwcr021
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh034_rpwcr023
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh035_rpwcr024
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh036_rpwcr025
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh037_rpwcr026
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh038_rpwcr027
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh039_rpwcr028
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh041_rpwcr030
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh042_rpwcr031
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh043_rpwcr032
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh044_rpwcr033
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh045_rpwcr034
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh046_rpwcr035
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh048_rpwcr037
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh050_rpwcr038
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2002oh108_rpwcr003
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2002oh110_rpwcr005
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2002oh107_rpwcr002
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2002oh109_rpwcr004
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2002oh106_rpwcr001
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2002oh111_rpwcr006
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh047_rpwcr036
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2008oh610_rpwcr039
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2008oh623_rpwcr040
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2008oh624_rpwcr041
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2008oh625_rpwcr042
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2008oh215_rpwcr043
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh017_rpwcr007
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh018_rpwcr008
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh020_rpwcr009
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh021_rpwcr010
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh022_rpwcr011
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh023_rpwcr012
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh024_rpwcr013
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh025_rpwcr014
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh033_rpwcr022
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh040_rpwcr029
Interviewer: Robert Penn Warren
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