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Title Interview with Willie Ricks (part 2)
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 16 Mar 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 police brutality, protest march, voter registration, grass roots community action, social change, black power, speeches, rural community, schools, prisoner, education, rights, racial tensions, riots, violence, socialism, government
Places Atlanta, Georgia; Alabama
People King, Martin Luther, Jr; Carmichael, Stokely; Vivian, Cordy Tindell; Lewis, John; Bond, Julian
Organisations/Associations Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); Ku Klux Klan; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Black Panther Party; Ku Klux Klan
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 1)
Name Ricks, Willie
Interviewer Carole Merritt
Date of Recording 16 Mar 2006
Duration 02:01:41
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center