Interview with Marion Wright
Arnold Shankman and Ron Chepesiuk
This interview includes Mr. Wright’s recollections and experiences growing up in Conway, African Americans in Conway, Benjamin Ryan Tillman, influences on his life including August Kohn and Josiah Morse, his law practice in Conway, his student days at the University of South Carolina, Jesse Daniel Ames, Dorothy Tilly, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation and its successor the Southern Regional Council, Judge J. Waties Waring of Charleston, and Mrs. Wright’s experiences. This interview focuses on a discussion about Senator Bill Tillman, Senator “Cotton” Ed Smith and Governor Cole Blease.
2 hours, 30 minutes
This interview is not open for use.
Senator Ben Tillman, "Cotton" Ed Smith, Governor Cole L. Blease
Wright, Marion, "Interview with Marion Wright" (1976). Browse All Oral History Interviews. OH 020.