The Resource Integration : the African American experience in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Part of an oral history project, Todd Fisher

Integration : the African American experience in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Part of an oral history project, Todd Fisher

Label
Integration : the African American experience in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Part of an oral history project
Title
Integration
Title remainder
the African American experience in Harrisonburg, Virginia
Title part
Part of an oral history project
Statement of responsibility
Todd Fisher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This monograph provides a short history of Afro-American segregation and desegregation issues from a national and state (Virginia) perspective, beginning with the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. Mentions various issues on a national level: social, political, economic, and educational perspectives, with a review of various individuals and organizations supporting equality issues and black rights: W.E.B. Dubois and the NAACP; Thurgood Marshall; Dr. Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Reviews the concept of sit-ins as a form of protest; differing white responses, including the Ku Klux Klan. Reviews the same issues from the state level, with an emphasis on Virginia's resistive response: pro-segregationist views of Armistead L. Boothe, the Byrd Organization, and the Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties versus viewpoints of organizations led by church ministers, college professors and social workers. Also included is information on voter rights and demographic issues. The background paper ends with a brief review of local (Rockingham County and Harrisonburg, Va.) responses to integration efforts, and speculates on reasons why they were mostly favorable
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 15-1.
Label
Integration : the African American experience in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Part of an oral history project, Todd Fisher
Publication
Note
  • Oral history internship background paper
  • Statement of purpose [3 leaves] and Project summary [4 leaves] included with paper
  • Forms part of: Integration: the African American experience in Harrisonburg, Virginia, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including background paper, other text and interviews conducted by Todd Fisher, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 15-1 through 15-3. (Tapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no.15-2 for Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mr. Elon Rhodes; and SdArch no.15-3 for Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mrs. Barbara Blakey)
  • STACK COPY: Background paper, transcripts and accompanying text only. Call no.: F234.H31 I48 1997
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaf [15]
Control code
41286987
Dimensions
28 cm. + 2 transcriptions, incl. project summary.
Extent
[16] leaves

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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