Interview with Marion A. Wright
Arnold Shankman and Ron Chepesiuk
This interview includes Mr. Wright’s recollections and experiences growing up in Conway, African Americans in Conway, Benjamin Ryan Tillman, influences on his life including August Kohn and Josiah Morse, his law practice in Conway, his student days at the University of South Carolina, Jesse Daniel Ames, Dorothy Tilly, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation and its successor the Southern Regional Council, Judge J. Waties Waring of Charleston, and Mrs. Wright’s experiences. This interview focuses on a discussion about Senator Ben Tillman, Senator “Cotton” Ed Smith and Governor Cole Blease.
2 hours, 30 minutes
This interview is not open for use.
Senator Ben Tillman, "Cotton" Ed Smith, Governor Cole L. Blease
Wright, Marion A., "Interview with Marion A. Wright" (1976). Browse All Oral History Interviews. OH 020.
LC Subject Headings
University of South Carolina -- Alumni and alumnae, College students -- Social life and customs, Lawyers -- South Carolina -- Conway, Conway (S.C.) -- Biography, African Americans -- South Carolina -- Conway, Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918, Kohn, August, 1868-1930, Morse, Josiah, 1879-1946, Ames, Jessie Daniel, 1883-1972, Tilly, Dorothy Rogers, 1883-1970, Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Southern Regional Council, Waring, Julius Waties, 1880-1968, Wright, Alice Norwood Spearman, 1902-1989, Smith, Ellison DuRant, 1866-1944, Blease, Coleman Livingston, 1868-1942