Interview with Sen. Henry L. Marsh, III

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Interviewee

Marsh, Henry L.

Interviewer

Carrington, Ronald E.

Producer

Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative

Date of Interview

3-20-2003

Description

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.

Note

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.

Subject

Civil rights movements; Civil rights movements--United States; Civil rights movements--Southern States--History--20th century

City/Location

Virginia

Genre

oral histories (literary genre); interviews

Local Genre

oral history; moving image; text

Type

Moving Image

Digital Format

video/mp4

Language

eng

Rights Statement URL

https://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-NC/1.0/

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This material is protected by copyright, and copyright is held by VCU. You are permitted to use this material in any way that is permitted by copyright. In addition, this material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/). Acknowledgment of Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is required.

Collection

Voices of Freedom: videotaped oral histories of leaders of the Civil Rights movement in Virginia

Source

Voices of Freedom, James Branch Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives.

File Name

marsh_800k.mp4

Disciplines

African American Studies | American Studies | Oral History | Political History | Public History | Social History | United States History | Women's Studies

Interview with Sen. Henry L. Marsh, III

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