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Title Interview with Willie Ricks (part 1)
Reference AV 180.25
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 24 Jan 2006
Description Willie Ricks gives insight into his time as a prominent member of the SNCC and its interactions with the SCLC in particular.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Civil Rights and Black Power; Protest and Race Riots; Organisations, Associations and Societies
Keywords family, segregation, church, poverty, schools, youth, crime, sit-in, students, violence, racial tensions, racial violence, shootings, police, integration, arrests, black power, voter registration, protest march, rights, police brutality, community protest
Places Birmingham, Alabama
People King, Martin Luther, Jr; Jackson, Jimmie Lee; Carmichael, Stokely; Vivian, Cordy Tindell; Lewis, John; Bond, Julian
Organisations/Associations Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the catalogue of the Atlanta History Center.
Document Linked to Interview with Willie Ricks (part 2)
Name Ricks, Willie
Interviewer Carole Merritt
Date of Recording 24 Jan 2006
Duration 02:02:17
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center