Interviewee

W.T. "Dub" Massey

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Abstract

In his April 27th, 1981 interview with Phil O’Quinn, W.T. Massey recollects his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement as one of the Friendship 9 protestors and non-violent activists. Massey retells the preparation and events leading up to the sit-in at McCrory’s lunch counter. Massey also shares the negative effects he experienced with his involvement as an activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, in particular, his arrest from the McCrory’s sit-in. Massey concludes his interview with advice and hope for the black community. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.

Publication Date

4-27-1981

Unique Identifier

OH 138

Format

Cassette

Length

45 minutes

Restrictions

This interview is open for use.

Series

Civil Rights Movement, History 509

Keywords

Friendship 9, Grassroots movement, sit-in, non-violent protests, Rock Hill, McCrory’s, discrimination, segregation, Jim Crow, NAACP

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Oral History

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