1h 10 min | English | 19 February 2019
Mr. Dennis joined the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in college and participated in the Freedom Rides. He later worked, as part of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) as deputy director of the 1964 Mississippi Project, concentrating primarily on voter registration. Mr. Dennis discusses his influences growing up, his educational and professional background, his entrance into the Southern freedom movement, his decision to join the Freedom Rides, voter registration work in Mississippi, Freedom Summer and his relationship with and impressions of Julian Bond.
An interview with David Dennis 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 his early years in the Atlanta student movement, his work as a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and his rise to national prominence. Conducted by Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government and Project Director, in Summerville, South Carolina on August 6th, 2018.
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Project Director: Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University
Research and Technical Support: Gracie Brett, Lianna Bright, Audra Gale and Colleen Vivaldi