Interview with John H. McCray
Michael A. Cooke
John H. McCray was instrumental in forming the Progressive Democratic Party which was the African American party of choice throughout the South including many counties in South Carolina. This interview also discusses Jim Crow Laws and African American voter registration. A newspaper called the Black National Farmer's Paper which was founded by John McCray is also discussed. This newspaper was an early voice for civil rights.
2 hours, 25 minutes
This interview is not open for use.
Civil Rights Movement, Politics
Progressive Democratic Party, Jim Crow, Black Voter Registration, Black National Farmer's Paper
McCray, John Henry, "Interview with John H. McCray" (1986). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 212.
LC Subject Headings
Civil rights workers -- South Carolina, Political parties -- Southern States, African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc., Voter registration, African American newspapers -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century, Civil rights movements -- Press coverage -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century, Racism in the press -- South Carolina