Interview with Modjeska Monteith Simkins

Title

Interview with Modjeska Monteith Simkins

Interviewer

Arnold Shankman and Michael A. Cooke

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Abstract

IN PROCESSING

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.

Publication Date

4-14-1980

Unique Identifier

OH 078

Format

4 Cassettes

Length

4 hours

Restrictions

This interview is open for use.

Series

Civil Rights Movement

Keywords

House slave, Emancipation Proclamation, Race Relations, Health Services, Nutrition, Politicians, Slavery, Reconstruction

Disciplines

Oral History

Notes

Additional interview date is February 1, 1986.

Interview with Modjeska Monteith Simkins

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