Interview with John Sherman Cooper, May 16, 1981

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

Interview Summary

JSC discusses the politics of Civil Rights up to 1954. He believed President Eisenhower to have been in agreement with the ruling. He believed the 1957 Civil Rights Commission to have been an advance but admits that it had been watered down. Cooper discusses Civil Rights proposals and legislation in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He believed that Kennedy would have made proposals which would have been stronger on Civil Rights if he had not been assassinated.

Interview Accession

1981oh057_coop039

Interviewee Name

John Sherman Cooper

Interviewer Name

William Cooper

Interview Date

1981-05-16

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Cooper, John Sherman Interview by William Cooper. 16 May. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Cooper, J.S. (1981, May 16). Interview by W. Cooper. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Cooper, John Sherman, interview by William Cooper. May 16, 1981, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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