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1h 12min   |   English   |  23 April 2019

Mr. Watkins discusses his influences growing up, why he decided to enter the Southern freedom movement, his admiration for Vernon Dahmer, run-ins with law enforcement, the importance of music in the civil rights movement and his relationship with and impressions of Julian Bond.

Julian Bond Oral History Project: Hollis Watkins
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An interview with Hollis Watkins 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 Jackson, Mississippi on December 14th, 2018. Mr. Watkins joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1961 and worked as a field secretary in Southern Mississippi until 1966.

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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

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