Interview with Modjeska Monteith Simkins
Arnold Shankman and Michael A. Cooke
Civil rights activist from South Carolina, Modjeska Simkins’ mother was a house slave until the Emancipation Proclamation and Mrs. Simkins relates stories of her childhood, parents, education, race relations, health services, nutrition, and African American in South Carolina and South Carolina politicians. This gives deep insight into the conditions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes of an African American family from slavery through Reconstruction. Other topics included are African American politics in the South, the NAACP, and the fight for African Americans to vote and the Civil Rights Movement.
This interview is open for use.
Civil Rights Movement
House slave, Emancipation Proclamation, Race Relations, Health Services, Nutrition, Politicians, Slavery, Reconstruction
Simkins, Modjeska Monteith, "Interview with Modjeska Monteith Simkins" (1980). Browse All Oral History Interviews. OH 078.