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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.
The Southern Freedom Movement — Articles by Movement veterans.
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

One Conversation, One Heart at a Time
Author
 
Title/Description
 
Many Movement veterans Lighter Moments
   
Sandra Adickes History Lessons in Hattiesburg (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)
Ella Baker Interview Excerpts, 1968
Oral History, 1974 (100pages, large file)
Randy Battle (Albany, GA) The Great Pool Jump...
Grocers and Groceries; Charlie Ware; and 'Gator Johnson
Driving for Attorney C.B. King (GA)
Memories of Stokely Carmichael
An Education; A Memory of Stokely
A Dispute over a Bull
Hunter Bear (John Salter) Oral History (MS & NC)
A Magnolia Tale (MS)
Black-Belt Thunder (NC & SCEF)  
Bertie County, NC: Taking the 1700s into the 20th Century
Stephen Bingham Different Types of Unsung Heroes (MS)
Unita Blackwell Fix It for Free (About Muriel Tillinghast in MS)
Julian Bond Interview Excerpts, (SNCC)
Charles Bonner Oral History/Interview (Selma, AL)
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 Project)
Larry Butler Diary of an Alabama SCOPE Volunteer (Barbour Co. 1965)
Cathy Cade My Family, the Movement, and Me (Albany, GA)  
My First Demonstration, Atlanta, 1962
Septima Clark Dismissal (NAACP, SC)
Charlie Cobb Oral History (SNCC)
George Conway A Matter of Honor (St. Augustine, FL)
Fatima Cortez-Todd Honoring Our Ancestors, Honoring Ourselves
William "Meatball" Douthard I'll Never Forget Alabama Law (Gadsden, AL)  
Karen Duncanwood Remembrances of Mississippi Summer 1964
Gail Falk Remembering Freedom Summer (MS)
Kathryn Fentress A Journey of the Spirit (St. Augustine, FL)
Bettie Mae Fikes   Oral History/Interview (Selma, AL)
Jim Forman A Band of Brothers, A Circle of Trust (SNCC, Atlanta)
[Freedom Summer] Remembrances of Freedom Summer 1964 6(MS)
Jo Freeman Viewing Rosa Parks
Hardy Frye Narrative (SNCC, MS & AL)
Everyone Was a Leader (MS)
Bobby Fuse Oral History Interview (Americus, GA)
Betty Garman Interview (SNCC)
Joanne Gavin The Moon in Alabama is Big and Yellow
Maria Gitin Story From Wilcox County, Alabama
Sim Pettway, Student Civil Rights Leader, 1965
Letter From Wilcox County, Alabama
Miriam Cohen Glickman Oral History (Albany & MS)
Our Mississippi Dilemma
Vietnam War Protest, 1965
Heather Gray A Month of Infamy 38 Years Ago (MS)
Stephen Green Freedom Rider Diary - 40 Years Later
Lawrence Guyot Testimony for MFDP Congressional Challenge
Interview, 2012
Linda HalpernThe Shooting of Silas McGhee (Greenwood, MS)
Fannie Lou Hamer Interview: Life in Mississippi (MFDP, MS)
Interview: Winona, Mississippi [PDF]
Testimony at Democratic Convention
Robert HargreavesMississippi Freedom Summer 1964
Don Harris Oral History (SNCC, SW Georgia)
Bruce Hartford Oral History (CORE & SCLC, AL & MS)
Albert Turner & the Rocking Chair (AL)
David Hartsough Nonviolent Sit-In, Arlington Virgina, 1960
Casey Hayden Roots of Feminism in the Redemptive Community (SNCC)
Marion Helland Freedom School, Voter Registration, Marches (AL, MS)
Margaret Herring    Narrative (Lauren McSurely)
Yvonne Hilton Responses to Interview Questions ... (Baltimore & Black Power)
Stu House"Inciting to Riot" in Selma AL
Selma, Lord, Selma — Young Heroes: Sheyann and Rachel
Rodney L. Hurst, Sr. It was never about a hot dog and a Coke!  (Jacksonville sit-ins)
John Jackson Remembrance (Lowndes County, Alabama)
Don Jelinek Oral History (SNCC, AL & MS)
The Two Cows (MS)
Clarence L. Johnson Reflections on Growing Up in Greenwood ...
June Johnson Growing Up in Mississippi
James Kates June & August, 1964 (MS)
Abdul Aziz Khaalis Journey To Prison (Freedom Rides)
Lanny KauferUCSB SCOPE Project 1965 (Sussex County, VA)
SCOPE Project Success Story (Sussex County, VA)
Lonnie King Jr. Oral History, 1967 (64-page transcript)
Martin Luther King Interview, Playboy Magazine
Adam KlineGreenwood, Mississippi
Sherie LabedisFireball 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)
John Lewis Oral History (SNCC)
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)
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
Joe McDomick Registering to Vote in Louisiana
Mike Miller Interview (SNCC, Alinsky)
The Agitator (MS)
Sheila MichaelsHow I Became An Oral Historian
Amzie Moore Farewell to the N-Double-A (MS & SNCC)
Peter Nemenyi Oral History
Martin Nicolaus Mississippi Winter 1964-65 (Jackson & Issaquena Co.)
Frances O'Brien (Fran) Faith and Activism (MS)
Gregory Orr On a Highway East of Selma, Alabama
Dr. Gwendolyn M. Patton Insurgent Memories (Tuskegee, AL)
Delores Miller Parks In Her Own Words [PDF] (St. Augustine, FL ~ ACCORD)
Willie B. (Wazir) Peacock Oral History (SNCC, MS & AL)
Fighting for Freedom in the Mississippi Delta
John Perdew Events in Dawson and Americus, Georgia
Americus, GA: Sheriff Fred Chapell and "Slappy"
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 Stories of Southwest Georgia & C.B. King
Priscilla McLeod 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)
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
[SCOPE Project] Remembrances of SCOPE Project, 1965-66
Rick Sheviakov If I Ever Write Down the Story of My Life... (Freedom Rides)
Carol Ruth Silver Unsung Heroes: Ever Wonder Who Empties Your Trash, and Where it Goes?
Michael Simmons Disturbing the Peace
Arkansas Roots and Consciousness
Scott B. SmithPeep-a-Boo — In the Graveyard (AL)
Jonathan Steele Summer of Hate (MS)
Jane Stembridge Interview (SNCC)
Nancy StollerBowling in Prince Georges County, Maryland
Matt ("Flukey") Suarez Oral History (CORE, LA & 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
Rick TuttleThe Brutal Winona, Mississippi Jail Beatings of June 1963
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)
Bob WeilA Faulkner Tale (MS)
Mark WeissInterview (MS)
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 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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