Interviewee

Herman K. Harris

Interviewer

Kenneth M. Nelson

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Abstract

Rev. Herman K. Harris II (1939-1988) discusses his family background, growing up in Heath Springs, SC, the Civil Rights movement in the south (Rock Hill in particular), the Freedom Riders, Friendship College, drugs, students in general and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Rev. Harris was involved in the movement from 1959 through 1964 and was arrested 33 times in the process. He participated in the Freedom Rides and was among those beaten in Anniston, Alabama. He attended Friendship College in Rock Hill, SC and graduated from Morris College in 1964. This interview took place on May 7, 1979 and May 11, 1979 and was conducted by Mr. Kenneth M. Nelson.

Publication Date

2021

Unique Identifier

OH 070

Format

3 Cassettes; MP3: WAV;

Length

02:21:30

Restrictions

This interview is open for use.

Series

Civil Rights Movement

Disciplines

Oral History

Interview with Herman K. Harris

LC Subject Headings

Civil rights movements -- Southern States, Civil rights movements -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, Friendship Junior College (Rock Hill, S.C.), Freedom Rides, 1961, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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