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This section contains stories, oral histories, diaries, interviews, narratives, and remembrances about the author's experiences in the Freedom Movement. In most cases these were written or told in later years.

See also:

List of Repositories, Oral Histories, and Document Archives   
History & Timeline: 1951-1968    — Descriptions of Movement events.
Our Words — Articles & speeches by Movement veterans written at the time.
Letters & Reports From the Field    — By Movement veterans.
Discussions    — Transcripts of group discussions by veterans.
Our Thoughts    — Analyses and commentaries by Movement veterans.
Documents    — Movement publications, reports, organizing materials, strategy papers, etc.

Everybody Can Serve     —  Martin Luther King

Title/Description (Locale/Subject) Creation Date
Many veterans Lighter Moments   
Frankye Adams-Johnson Interview — Daughter of a Sharecropper (MS)
Sandra Adickes    History Lessons in Hattiesburg   (MS)
George Albertz Tells His Experiences as a Freedom Summer volunteer   (MS)
Barbara Barnes Allen Oral History/Interview   (St. Augustine, FL)
Chude Pam Parker Allen   My Mother and Father Believe Ours Is a Good Country
 Would You Marry One?   (MS)
 Loneliness in the Circle of Trust   (MS)
 Watching the Iris Grow   (MS)
 A 6th Grader Interviews His Grandmother
Ella Baker1996 Interview Excerpts
 1974 Interview, (100 pages, mostly about SCLC)
      Web version, PDF version
Daisy Bates Oral History/Interview   (Little Rock, AR)
Randy BattleThe Great Pool Jump...(Albany, GA)
 Grocers and Groceries; Charlie Ware; and 'Gator Johnson   (GA)
 Driving for Attorney C.B. King (GA)
 Memories of Stokely Carmichael (GA)
 An Education; A Memory of Stokely (GA)
 A Dispute over a Bull (GA)
Hunter BearOral History   (MS & NC)
(John Salter)A Magnolia Tale   (MS)
 Black-Belt Thunder   (NC & SCEF)
 Bertie County, NC: Taking the 1700s into the 20th Century
"Arkansas" Benston Freedom To Freedom   (AL)
James Bevel Interview for Eyes on the Prize   (Birmingham & Selma)
Stephen Bingham    Different Types of Unsung Heroes   (MS)
Unita BlackwellFix It for Free   (About Muriel Tillinghast in MS)
 Interview for Eyes on the Prize
Ed Blakenheim Interview   (Freedom Rider)
Julian BondInterview Excerpts    (SNCC)
 Oral History
Charles Bonner    Oral History/Interview   (Selma, AL)
Heather Tobis BoothInterview
 Memories From Shaw, Especially of the Hawkins Family
Ron Bridgeforth Starkville & Oktibbeha County Mississippi   
Ellen Broms"High Yellow   " (Freedom Rides)
Joan Browning    Religion and Joining SNCC   
Peter Buck    Transcript of 1965 Journal   (SCOPE, AL)
Larry Butler    Diary of an Alabama SCOPE Volunteer   (AL)
Cathy CadeMy Family, the Movement, and Me   (Albany, GA)
 My First Demonstration, Atlanta, 1962   
Gordon Carey Interview: CORE, the Sit-ins and Freedom Rides
Raphael Cassimere Interview   (New Orleans, LA)
Septima Clark Dismissal   (NAACP, SC)
Oral History Interview — Family, NAACP, SCLC, etc. 1976
Charlie Cobb    Oral History   (SNCC)
George Conway A Matter of Honor   (St. Augustine, FL)
Fatima Cortez-Todd    Honoring Our Ancestors, Honoring Ourselves   
Courtland Cox Interview for Eyes on the Prize   (SNCC)
Pat Cusick Oral History   (Chapel Hill, NC)
George Davis Interview   (AL)
Ivanhoe Donaldson Interview for Eyes on the Prize   (SNCC, MS & AL)
William Douthard    I'll Never Forget Alabama Law   (Gadsden, AL)
David Dukes I Have Never Lived in America   (Madison Co. FL)
Karen Duncanwood Remembrances of Mississippi Summer 1964   
Arlene Dunn My Arkansas Journey   (SNCC)
Gail Falk    Remembering Freedom Summer   (MS)
James Farmer Interview for Eyes on the Prize   (CORE & Freedom Rides)
Kathryn Fentress A Journey of the Spirit   (St. Augustine, FL)
Ralph David Fertig The Making of a Freedom Rider (Chicago & Selma)
Bettie Mae Fikes      Oral History/Interview   (Selma, AL)
Jim Forman Some Random Notes From the Leflore County Jail, 1963
A Band of Brothers, A Circle of Trust (SNCC, Atlanta), 1964
SNCC, Voter Registration & the Consequences (SNCC), 1988
[Freedom Summer] Remembrances of Freedom Summer 1964   (MS)
Jo Freeman    Viewing Rosa Parks   
Hardy Frye    Narrative   (SNCC, MS & AL)
Everyone Was a Leader   (MS)
The People Were Great   (MS)
Bobby Fuse    Oral History Interview   (Americus, GA)
Betty Garman    Interview   (SNCC)
Jimmy Garrett    Lessons   (MS)
Joanne Gavin    The Moon in Alabama is Big and Yellow   (AL)
Maria Gitin    Story From Wilcox County, Alabama   (AL)
Sim Pettway, Student Civil Rights Leader, 1965   (AL)
Letter From Wilcox County, Alabama   (AL)
Miriam Cohen Glickman    Oral History   (Albany & MS)
Our Mississippi Dilemma    (MS)
Vietnam War Protest, 1965   (DC)
Lynn Goldberg Diary of a Young Civil Rights Worker   (SCOPE, SC)
Heather Gray A Month of Infamy 38 Years Ago    (MS)
Victoria Gray Turning Points in the Life of a Christian Activist   (MS)
Stephen Green    Freedom Rider Diary - 40 Years Later    (Freedom Rides)
Lawrence Guyot    Testimony for MFDP Congressional Challenge   (MS)
Interview   (MS)
Linda Halpern    The Shooting of Silas McGhee   (Greenwood, MS)
Fannie Lou Hamer Interview: Life in Mississippi    (MFDP, MS)
Interview: Winona, Mississippi, 1963   (MS)
Testimony at Democratic Convention   (MS)
Robert Hargreaves    Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964   (MS)
John P. Harper    At the Center of a Storm: My Involvement in the CRM   (DC, MD)
Don Harris    Oral History   (SNCC, SW Georgia)
Bruce Hartford    Oral History   (CORE & SCLC, AL & MS)
Albert Turner & the Rocking Chair   (AL)
Interview: Alabama & Mississippi
David Hartsough Nonviolent Sit-In, Arlington VA, 1960   (VA)
Casey Hayden    Roots of Feminism in the Redemptive Community   (SNCC)
Marion Helland    Freedom School, Voter Registration, Marches   (AL, MS)
Aaron Henry Interview   (MS)
Margaret Herring      Narrative   (Lauren McSurely)
Yvonne Hilton    Responses to Interview Questions ...   (Baltimore & Black Power)
Faith Holsaert Interview   (Cambridge MD & Southwest GA)
Len Holt Eyewitness: The Police Terror at Bimlingham   (AL)
Stu House    "Inciting to Riot" in Selma   (AL)
Selma, Lord, Selma — Young Heroes: Sheyann and Rachel    (Selma AL)
Rodney L. Hurst, Sr.    It was never about a hot dog and a Coke!     (FL)
Gwendolyn Iles-Foster Interview   (Atlanta, GA)
John Jackson Remembrance of Lowndes County, Alabama   (AL)
Don Jelinek    Oral History   (SNCC, AL & MS)
The Two Cows   (MS)
Clarence L. Johnson    Reflections on Growing Up in Greenwood ...   (MS)
June Johnson Growing Up in Mississippi   (MS)
Marsha Rose Joyner Interview: Baltimore MD
James Kates    June & August, 1964   (MS)
Abdul Aziz Khaalis    Journey To Prison   (Freedom Rides)
Lanny Kaufer   UCSB SCOPE Project 1965   (Sussex County, VA)
SCOPE Project Success Story   (VA)
Peter Kellman    Freedom Movement Memories   (AL)
Lonnie King Jr.    Oral History   (GA) 64-page transcript
Atlanta Student Movement Timeline
Remembering the Atlanta Student Movement of 1960
Martin Luther King    Interview   Playboy Magazine
Mary King SNCC: Born of the Sit-Ins, Dedicated to Action   
Adam Kline   Greenwood, Mississippi   (MS)
Sherie Labedis   Fireball in the Night   (SC)
Rebecca Crawford: A Line in the Sand   (SC)
Joyce Ladner    The March on Washington   
Remembrance of Women in the Freedom Movement   
Bernard Lafayette Remembrance of Selma Alabama — 1963   
Candida Lall    Wouldn't Take Nothing for my Journey Now   (Freedom Rides)
Killing Sisyphus   (Freedom Rides)
Roslyn Garfield Lang    A Baltimore Girl Sits-In   
Charles Leck    Riding on the Spirit of New Orleans   (MS)
Eric Lerner    Selma Interview   (AL)
Mark Levy I'm Still Arguing With My Mother (MS. Freedom Summer)
John Lewis Oral History/Interview, 1967
Interview/Oral-History, 1973
Rufus Lewis Interview: Montgomery Bus Boycott   (AL)
Peter de Lissovoy    Albany GA in 1963   (Southwest GA)
"Outside Agitator" and Other Terms of the Times   (GA)
A Confrontation   (GA)
Remembering C. B. King's Campaign for Congress   (GA)
Hunger Strike, Albany, GA, 1963
John Logsdon Columbia's CORE   (MO) 1963
Larry Mamiya    SNCC, SIM, and the Southwest Georgia Project   (GA)
William M. Mandel    Execution in Virginia, 1951   
Bob Mants Don't Stick Your Nose in Other Folks Business   (GA & AL)
Betita Martinez       Liz is Betita: A SNCC Memory   
Gwendolyn Matthews Oral History   (School integrator, NC)
McCain & Khazan Interview re Greensboro Sit-In   (NC)
Chuck McDew Remembrances of SNCC   
Joe McDomick Registering to Vote in Louisiana   
John McFerren Testimony: The Fight for the Vote Fayette County, 1960   (TN)
Floyd McKissick Interview, 1973 (NC)
Interview, re Desegregating UNC, 1989   (NC)
Sheila Michaels   How I Became An Oral Historian   
Mike Miller    Interview   (SNCC, Alinsky)
The Agitator   (MS)
Jack Minnis    Selected Entries From the Diary of Jack Minnis, SNCC
Amzie Moore    Farewell to the N-Double-A   (MS & SNCC)
Marcia Moore    Freedom Summer, My Parents, and Me   
Mary Moore Interview   (Birmingham)
Diane Nash Interview for Eyes on the Prize
The Beloved Community & Philosophy of Nonviolence
Peter Nemenyi    Oral History   
Martin Nicolaus    Mississippi Winter 1964-65   (Jackson & Issaquena Co.)
E.D. Nixon Interview for Eyes on the Prize   (Montgomery Bus Boycott)
Silas Norman Remembrance of SNCC, Selma, and Alabama
Frances O'Brien (Fran)    Faith and Activism   (MS)
Gregory Orr    Return to Hayneville (MS & AL)
Dr. Gwendolyn M. Patton    Insurgent Memories   (Tuskegee, AL)
Delores Miller Parks In Her Own Words   (St. Augustine, FL ~ ACCORD)
Rosa Parks Interview for Eyes on the Prize   (Montgomery)
Inteview by Don Jelinek (Montgomery)
Wazir Peacock    Oral History   (SNCC, MS & AL)
Interview About Freedom Summer
Fighting for Freedom in the Mississippi Delta
Stand for Freedom... 1:23 minute YouTube video
John Perdew Events in Dawson and Americus, Georgia
Americus, GA: Sheriff Fred Chapell and "Slappy"   
Charles Person Interview   (GA & Freedom Rides)
Mimi Feingold Real Interview   (Freedom Rides, LA)
Alan Reich    In the New York SNCC Office   
Judy Richardson    Oral History   (SNCC, MD, GA, MS)
Ron Ridenour    Freedom Summer Orientation   (MS)
On the Road to Freedom   (MS)
Personal Diary, Moss Point Mississippi   
Dennis Roberts    Journal: Southwest Georgia, Summer 1963
Stories of Southwest Georgia & C.B. King
Wally Roberts Sheriff Capps & the Shaw Freedom School   (MS)
Jo Ann Robinson Interview for Eyes on the Prize (Montgomery AL)
Priscilla Robinson My Story   (VA & AL)
Jimmy Rogers    Oral History   (SNCC, AL)
An Experience with Violence in Lowndes County, Alabama   
Avon Rollins Sr.    August 28, 1963 — the March on Washington   
Larry Rubin    A Walk in Holly Springs: 1964   (MS)
... But South I Went (Jewish Currents, 2014)
James W. Russell Remembering the Tulsa Sit-ins   (OK)
Ruby Nell Sales    Oral History   (SNCC, AL)
Danny Schechter    Remembering the March on Washington in 1963   
Jeffrey H. Schwartz    CORE's Freedom Summer — My Experiences in Louisiana   
Cleveland Sellers The Context of Black Power   
[SCOPE Project] Remembrances of SCOPE Project, 1965-66   
Terry Shaw    Interview With Terry Shaw   (Selma AL) 1963
Rick Sheviakov If I Ever Write Down the Story of My Life...   (Freedom Rides)
Byron's Contraband   (Freedom Rides)
Carol Ruth Silver    Ever Wonder Who Empties Your Trash, & Where it Goes?   
Michael Simmons    Disturbing the Peace   
Arkansas Roots and Consciousness   
Charles Sims Armed Defense   (Bogalusa, LA) 1965
Jean Wheeler Smith SNCC Women   (SNCC)
Scott B. Smith   Peep-a-Boo — In the Graveyard   (AL)
Jonathan Steele    Summer of Hate   (MS)
Jane Stembridge Interview   (SNCC)
Nancy Stoller   Bowling in Prince Georges County, Maryland   
Matt ("Flukey") Suarez Oral History   (CORE, LA & MS)
Peter Sussman The March: A Veiw From the Crowd   (DC MoW)
John Suter Short Piece on Freedom Songs   (MS)
Ralph Temple St. Augustine, 1964   (FL ~ ACCORD)
Peter Titelman    ... Define Self Through Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement   
Roy Torkington    Itta Bena and Elsewhere   (MS)
Brenda Travis    Oral History   McComb MS and Elsewhere
Karen Trusty Going Crazy   (Atlanta GA)
Albert Turner Interview for Eyes on the Prize   (AL)
Rick Tuttle    The Brutal Winona, Mississippi Jail Beatings   
Ann Valliant    One Conversation, One Heart at a Time   (AR, AL)
Johnnie Walker I am Johnnie Mae Walker   (Hattiesburg, MS)
Rita Walker Meeting the Freedom Workers   (COFO, MS)
Hollis Watkins In the Middle of the Iceberg   (MS)
Bob WeilA Faulkner Tale   (MS)
Mark Weiss   Interview   (MS)
Mabel Williams Oral History   (Monroe, NC)
Annette Jones White    Freedom Movement Narrative   (Albany, GA)
Hattie & James White Interview   (St. Augustine, FL)  
Grenville B. Whitman    Mississippi Summer 1964   
Jean Wiley    Oral History   (SNCC, AL)
Bright Winn    Mrs. Magruder   (MS)
Mississippi Revisited   
Bob Zellner    A White Southerner Joins the Struggle
The March on Washington   

See also:

Personal Memories of Freedom Summer   
Locations of Papers and Oral Histories   
List of Oral Histories   collected by Shiela Michaels   
Southern Oral History Project   (Univerity North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

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