Harris, Curtis W.
Carrington, Ronald E.
Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative
Date of Interview
Rev. Curtis W. Harris, of Hopewell, Virginia -- pastor, civil rights leader, former president of the Virginia Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), former mayor of Hopewell and city council member since 1986. Rev. Harris discussed: his work with the SCLC; Martin Luther King, Jr.; civil disobedience; racial segregation in Hopewell; confronting the Klu Klux Klan in Hopewell; running for city council; becoming Mayor of Hopewell; the Boatwright Committee; support from the ACLU; and Hill, Tucker and Marsh.
This interview was conducted March 20, 2003 at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Ronald E. Carrington, President of Media Consultants Global, Inc. of Richmond, was the director-producer of the video taping and interviewed the interviewees. Historian Dr. Betsy Brinson conducted preliminary oral interviews. The text of the oral history was transcribed by Halasz Reporting and Video, Richmond. Other editing by the staff in Special Collections and Archives, VCU Libraries. A transcript of the interview is included as an additional file above.
Civil rights movements; Civil rights movements--United States; Civil rights movements--Southern States--History--20th century
oral histories (literary genre); interviews
oral history; moving image; text
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Voices of Freedom: videotaped oral histories of leaders of the Civil Rights movement in Virginia
Voices of Freedom, James Branch Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives.
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