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Title Interview with Constance Curry
Reference AV 180.06
Library Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Collection Name Voices Across the Color Line Oral History Collection, VIS 180, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
Collection Overview This oral history program was developed as a means to expand the information regarding Civil Rights activities in Atlanta and in Georgia. The bulk of these oral histories deal with the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta. Specific events that are mentioned include the student movement centering around Atlanta University; The Committee On Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR); creation and publication of the Atlanta Enquirer newspaper; the organization of the Atlanta Committee of Cooperative Action (ACCA), the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and activities to desegregate city buses and restaurants. Other topics that are discussed on the tapes include desegregation of the public schools and libraries and the organization of Help Our Public Education (H.O.P.E.).
Date 25 Oct 2005
Description Constance Curry was the Director of the Southern Student Human Relations Project of the National Student Association between 1960 and 1964 and was the first white female on the executive committee of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In this interview she discusses her work with SNCC and COAHR.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Organisations, Associations and Societies; Education and Training; Civil Rights and Black Power
Keywords segregation, schools, church, students, schools, university, interracial, integration, communism, discrimination, education, legislation, scholarship, business, sit-in, training, community protest, wages, finance, voter registration, social change, civil rights, police, violence, rights
Places Atlanta, Georgia; Nashville; Texas; Jackson, Mississippi
People King, Lonnie; Bond, Julian; Baker, Ella; McGill, Ralph; Craig, Calvin; Stembridge, Jane; Smith, Lillian; Moses, Bob; Robinson, Ruby Doris Smith; Nash, Diane; Lewis, John; Hayden, Casey; Thrasher, Sue
Organisations/Associations National Student Congress; Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA); National Student Association (NSA); Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Ku Klux Klan; Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR)
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the catalogue of the Atlanta History Center.
Name Curry, Constance
Interviewer Merritt, Carole
Date of Recording 25 Oct 2005
Duration 01:02:24
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center