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In May of 2013 Mr. Edward Harris sat down and discussed his brother, Herman K. Harris, who was a part of the freedom riders. Mr. Harris also discusses his military service and his tour of duty in Vietnam. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
2 hours, 18 minutes
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Civil Rights Movement
Sharecropper, African American Education, Southern Family, Heath Springs, South Carolina, Segregation, Freedom Riders, KKK, Vietnam, PTSD
Harris, Edward; Dow, Brenda; and King, Sylvester, "Interview with Edward "Ed" Harris, Brenda Dow, and Sylvester King" (2013). Browse All Oral History Interviews. OH 296.
LC Subject Headings
Harris, Herman K., African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina, Civil rights movements -- South Carolina, Freedom Rides, 1961, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Veterans -- Mental health