Kenneth M. Nelson
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.
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Civil Rights Movement
Harris, Herman K., "Interview with Herman K. Harris" (2021). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 070.
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