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In his April 27th, 1981 interview with Phil O’Quinn, W.T. Massey recollects his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement as one of the Friendship 9 protestors and non-violent activists. Massey retells the preparation and events leading up to the sit-in at McCrory’s lunch counter. Massey also shares the negative effects he experienced with his involvement as an activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, in particular, his arrest from the McCrory’s sit-in. Massey concludes his interview with advice and hope for the black community. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
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Civil Rights Movement, History 509
Friendship 9, Grassroots movement, sit-in, non-violent protests, Rock Hill, McCrory’s, discrimination, segregation, Jim Crow, NAACP
Massey, W. T., "Interview with W. T. "Dub" Massey" (1981). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 138.
LC Subject Headings
Friendship Nine (Activists’ Group), African Americans -- Segregation, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, McCrory Corporation, Segregation, Race discrimination, Civil rights demonstrations -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, Discrimination in public accommodations, African Americans -- South Carolina