Documenting The History of the Civil Rights Movement In Dallas County, Texas
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Brief Description:

The Documenting the History of the Civil Rights Movement in Dallas County, Texas Oral History Collection archives the influential individuals who were integral to the local civil rights movement. Each interview focuses on the interviewee’s family and educational history, organizational involvement, and career or personal milestones which affected the local Civil Rights movement.  Additionally, the interview transcriptions traces the interviewee’s educational background into career assignments; spotlights specific involvement or leadership of Civil Rights organizations; and underscores emphasis of milestones in the Civil rights movement – stressing the significance of people, places, events, elections, board or court decisions, local or federal laws, and the integration of said decisions or laws relevant to the Dallas and national Civil rights movement.

Individual descriptions and memories of the movement, as well as banter between interviewer and interviewee, are sown together into a meta-narrative of tangible experience which highlights the Dallas area during this momentous time in socio-cultural history.

Held at:
University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Wilis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton, TX 76203
Record Series Number: 01/AR0806
Volume: 28.0 Items
Acquired: 06/20/2014. 2014-35
Arrangement: The interviews are arranged alphabetically.
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Subject Index
African American civil rights workers -- Texas -- Dallas.
Civil rights.
Dallas County (Tex.)
Rights/Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Notes: Collection is housed in the UNT Special Collections vault. Advance notice for use is preferred. Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.
Acquisition Notes: African American Education Archives and History Program; Dallas African American Musuem
PreferredCitation: Documenting the History of the Civil Rights Movement in Dallas County, Texas Oral History Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections