Voices for Civil Rights http://wunc.org en Voices for Civil Rights: Reflections on a Movement http://wunc.org/post/voices-civil-rights-reflections-movement <p>In the final installment of <a href="http://wunc.org/programs/news/voices-for-civil-rights">Voices for Civil Rights</a>, we hear some reflections on the Civil Rights Movement as a whole.<br><br>Kathleen Cleaver describes a loss in intensity in the movement over the years, while Ruby Sales frames the movement as part of a larger fight for human dignity. Finally, we return to Jamila Jones, who recalls how as a child she struggled to understand the segregation on her daily bus ride.<br> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:50:00 +0000 Eric Hodge & Isaac-Davy Aronson & Seth Kotch 2959 at http://wunc.org Voices for Civil Rights: Reflections on a Movement Voices for Civil Rights: Encounters with the Klan http://wunc.org/post/voices-civil-rights-encounters-klan <p>In the Jim Crow South, the black community faced frequent violence and intimidation. Today in our series <a href="http://wunc.org/programs/news/voices-for-civil-rights" target="_blank">Voices for Civil Rights</a>, hosted by Eric Hodge, we hear stories of encounters with the Ku Klux Klan.<br><br>Seth Kotch shares excerpts of three oral histories conducted by the <a href="http://www.sohp.org/" target="_blank">Southern Oral History Program</a> at UNC-Chapel Hill.<br><br>Dr. Robert Hayling experiences sudden, horrific violence at a Klan rally in Florida.<br> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 10:50:00 +0000 Eric Hodge & Isaac-Davy Aronson & Seth Kotch 2992 at http://wunc.org Voices for Civil Rights: Encounters with the Klan Voices for Civil Rights Part III http://wunc.org/post/voices-civil-rights-part-iii <p>In the third installment of our series <a href="http://wunc.org/programs/news/voices-for-civil-rights">Voices for Civil Rights</a>, hosted by Eric Hodge, Seth Kotch shares excerpts of two oral histories conducted by the <a href="http://www.sohp.org/">Southern Oral History Program</a> at UNC-Chapel Hill.<br><br>Freeman Hrabowski describes a clash with his parents over joining the Civil Rights movement in Alabama, when he was just twelve years old.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:50:00 +0000 Eric Hodge & Isaac-Davy Aronson & Seth Kotch 3032 at http://wunc.org Voices for Civil Rights Part III Voices for Civil Rights Part II http://wunc.org/post/voices-civil-rights-part-ii <p>The Southern Oral History Program at UNC-Chapel Hill has just completed work on a new collection of interviews about the civil rights movement. Over the last year and a half, oral historians traveled the country to document the experiences of lay-people and leaders from the movement.<br><br>This series is part of a joint project between the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress. Seth Kotch coordinated the effort, and he's joining us each Friday to share some of what they found for a series we're calling Voices for Civil Rights.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 3068 at http://wunc.org Voices for Civil Rights Part II Voices for Civil Rights: Jamila Jones http://wunc.org/post/voices-civil-rights-jamila-jones <p>When the Smithsonian opens its <a href="http://nmaahc.si.edu/">National Museum of African American History and Culture</a> in 2015, part of its collection will be oral histories of the Civil Rights movement. The project began with an <a href="http://www.loc.gov/folklife/civilrights/">American Folklife Center survey</a> of hundreds of existing oral history collections around the country before the Smithsonian set out to conduct new interviews with those who participated in the movement. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:40:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Eric Hodge 3165 at http://wunc.org Voices for Civil Rights: Jamila Jones