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54min   |   English   | 2 June 2020

Charles Black, a native of Miami, Florida, was a leader of the Atlanta student movement that emerged in March 1960. While a student at Morehouse College, Mr. Black helped organize the sit ins and other demonstrations against racial segregation in Atlanta. Mr. Black served as the editor-in-chief of the Atlanta Inquirer, the paper established by students as an alternative voice for their movement. Here, Mr. Black discusses coming to Morehouse in 1958, how the Atlanta student movement began, and his work with and impressions of Julian Bond during the 1960s.

Julian Bond Oral History Project: Charles Black
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An interview with Charles Black for the Julian Bond Oral History Project, sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University. The project documents the professional rise of Julian Bond from 1960-1968, focusing on his early years in the Atlanta student movement, his work as a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and his rise to national prominence. Conducted by Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government and Project Director, in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 22nd, 2020.


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Project Director: Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University


Technical and Production Assistance: Jessica Merriman

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