Marsh, Henry L.
Carrington, Ronald E.
Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative
Date of Interview
Henry L. Marsh, III, civil rights attorney, state senator, first African American Mayor of Richmond, he discusses what it meant to confront Richmond's white power structure and become mayor. Other topics include: growing up in Smithfield, Virginia and in Richmond; his first meeting and then working with Oliver W. Hill, Sr.; his work with the NAACP Youth Council; Virginia Union University; the role of Massive Resistance in creating Civil Rights leaders in Virginia; Rev. Curtis Harris; and various race discrimination cases in employment (including Philip Morris) and education.
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 of 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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