Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project

Description: 
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 Accession: 
RPWCR001
Interview Keywords: 
External Links: 

Restriction: 
No Restrictions
Number of Interviews: 
43

 
 Interviewee(s)
 Accession Number
 Date
 Interviewer
 Access
 Restrictions
Richard Gunn  
2002oh106_rpwcr001  
1964-05-07
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Milton A. Galamison  
2002oh107_rpwcr002  
1964-06-17
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Martin Luther King, Jr.  
2002oh108_rpwcr003  
1964-03-18
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
James M. Lawson  
2002oh109_rpwcr004  
1964-03-17
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Malcolm X  
2002oh110_rpwcr005  
1964-06-02
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
William Stuart Nelson  
2002oh111_rpwcr006  
1964-03-03
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
James Baldwin  
2003oh017_rpwcr007  
1964-04-27
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Carroll G. Barber  
2003oh018_rpwcr008  
1964-02-15
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Ezell A. Blair  
Jean Wheeler  
Stokely Carmichael  
Lucy Thornton  
2003oh020_rpwcr009  
1964-03-04
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Joe Carter  
2003oh021_rpwcr010  
1964
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
James Forman  
2003oh022_rpwcr011  
1964-06-04
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
James L. Farmer, Jr.  
2003oh023_rpwcr012  
1964-06-11
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Kenneth Bancroft Clark  
2003oh024_rpwcr013  
1964-04-07
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Vernon E. Jordan  
2003oh025_rpwcr014  
1964-03-17
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Adam Clayton Powell  
2003oh026_rpwcr015  
1964
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
William Hastie  
2003oh027_rpwcr016  
1964
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Carl T. Rowan  
2003oh028_rpwcr017  
1964-05-14
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Bayard Rustin  
2003oh029_rpwcr018  
1964
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Kelly Smith  
2003oh030_rpwcr019  
1964-02-13
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
William Stringfellow  
2003oh031_rpwcr020  
1964-03-13
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Ruth Turner  
David Cohen  
2003oh032_rpwcr021  
1964-05-07
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Wyatt Walker  
2003oh033_rpwcr022  
1964-03-18
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
H.W. Wheeler  
2003oh034_rpwcr023  
1964
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Roy Wilkins  
2003oh035_rpwcr024  
1964
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Claire Harvey  
2003oh036_rpwcr025  
1964
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Robert Collins  
Lolis Elie, Nils Douglas,  
2003oh037_rpwcr026  
1964
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Felton G. Clark  
2003oh038_rpwcr027  
1964
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Richard Murphy  
Gilbert Moses  
2003oh039_rpwcr028  
1964-02-10
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Aaron Henry  
2003oh040_rpwcr029  
1964-02-10
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Robert Parris Moses  
2003oh041_rpwcr030  
1964-02-11
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Tougaloo Students  
2003oh042_rpwcr031  
1964
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Ralph Ellison  
2003oh043_rpwcr032  
1964
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Stephen Wright  
2003oh044_rpwcr033  
1964
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Avon Williams  
2003oh045_rpwcr034  
1964
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Andrew Young  
2003oh046_rpwcr035  
1964-03-17
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Stokely Carmichael  
2003oh047_rpwcr036  

Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Whitney Young  
2003oh048_rpwcr037  
1964-04-13
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Wiley A. Branton  
2003oh050_rpwcr038  
1964-03-17
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Montgomery King  
2008oh215_rpwcr043  
1964-02-05
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Jackson College Students  
2008oh610_rpwcr039  
1964-02-12
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Neil Goldschmidt  
Charles Evers  
2008oh623_rpwcr040  
1964-02-12
Robert Penn Warren

No restrictions
Unknown Male  
2008oh624_rpwcr041  

Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions
Southern University  
2008oh625_rpwcr042  
1964-02-06
Robert Penn Warren
Online
No restrictions

  

  

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