• Frederick Gioia, Neurosurgeon at St. Joseph, 1968

    This is an interview with Dr. Frederick Gioia. Neurosurgeon attached to St. Joseph and called to emergency room when Martin Luther King brought in after shooting.

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  • Harmon Wray, 2006

    Mr. Harmon Wray was a Rhodes student who graduated in 1968, and he is currently the Director of the Vanderbilt Program in Faith and Criminal Justice. In this interview he describes his childhood growi…

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  • Charles Mercer, 2006

    This is an interview with Christopher Mercer, a lawyer. He tells his feelings on a particular fearful situation in his life while fighting for Civil Rights. He also explains the importance of collecti…

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  • Frankie McNeil, 2014

    Frankie McNeil shares her experiences growing up in South Memphis and attending Lane College, an HBCU in Jackson, Tennessee.

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  • Lewis Donelson, Memphis City Council, 1968

    This is an interview with Lewis Donelson who was the attorney and city council member specializing on tax and financial matters.

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  • Rita Kendrick, 2007

    This is an interview with Rita Kendrick, who is a native Memphian who witnessed and experienced long-term changes in Memphis. In the interview she describes experiencing racism from those in her own r…

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  • Alphonzo and Ruthie Davis, 2011

    This is an interview with Alphonzo Davis and Mrs. Ruthie Davis, the two Memphian seniors that have spent most of their lifetime in Memphis. They elaborate on their exclusive connections with Booker T…

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  • Ollie Jones, 2015

    Ollie Jones shares his experiences growing up and living in Lake County, Tennessee

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  • Paul Taylor, 2013

    In this interview, Mr. Taylor shares his experiences growing up and into the musical profession. Interview conducted on July 8, 2013.

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  • Robert Atkins, 2007

    This is an interview with Robert Atkins, who was the Director of Religious Education at St. Augustine Catholic Church, one of the two historically African American parishes in the Diocese of Memphis.…

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  • Rev. James Jordan, Beale Street Baptist Church, 1982

    In this interview, Reverend at Beale Street Baptist Church James A. Jordan describes his participation at the Minister's March following the death of Martin Luther King and his work with Jim Lawson of…

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  • Elliot Perry, 2013

    Elliot Perry shares his experiences growing up in Memphis and working at the Poplar Foundation.

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  • Denton Pearson, 2014

    Interview of community member Denton Pearson from The Heights History Camp, 2013. Interviewed by Treadwell Middle students, sponsored by The Corners at Highland Heights Shalom Zone, Rhodes College, an…

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  • Max Hardy, 2017

    In his return to Rhodes for Homecoming and the 10th reunion of Crossroads, Max Hardy ('12) offers his perspective on working with Crossroads to Freedom.

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  • Reginald Howard, 2008

    This is an interview with Mr. Reginald Howard, a former Negro League baseball player. In the interview Howard describes growing up around baseball players and his experiences playing baseball. He also…

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  • Russell B. Sugarmon, 2007

    Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Jr. is a prominent Memphian who fought to combat racism and establish civil rights during his long lasting legal and political career. During his career, he practiced law in…

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  • Bill Ross, Memphis AFL-CIO Labor Council, 1968

    This is an interview with Bill Ross. Bill was the Executive Secretary of the Memphis AFL-CIO Labor Council and secretary of Southeastern Printing Trades Conference.

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  • Rev. Harold Middlebrook and Grant Harvey, COME, 1968

    This is an interview with Rev. Harold Middlebrook. Youth director for C.O.M.E. and native Memphian who attended Morehouse College and speaks of his assisting King in the Civil Rights Movement and his…

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  • Arthur Crowns, Prof. of Sociology at Memphis State Univ., 1968

    This is an interview with Arthur Crowns. Crowns was a professor of Sociology with emphasis on law enforcement education at Memphis State University and worked to set up programs with Memphis Policemen…

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