Dr. George Garrison
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This interview was conducted by Dr. George Garrison with Clarence Graham. Clarence Henry Graham (1942-2016) grew up in Rock Hill, SC and graduated from Emmett Scott High School in 1959. He attended Friendship Junior College and was one of the chief organizers of the Friendship Nine civil rights group that participated in nonviolent protests in Rock Hill. He spent 30 days in jail in 1961 after being convicted of trespassing after sitting down at an all-white McCrory’s lunch counter in Rock Hill. Mr. Graham later served in the United States Air force in Vietnam and worked in social services until he retired. In this interview Mr., Graham discusses his experiences growing up in Rock Hill, attending Emmett Scott High School and Friendship College, as well as participating in the Civil Rights Movement in Rock Hill with the Friendship Nine.
Graham, Clarence Henry; Emmett Scott High School; Friendship College; Friendship Nine; and Civil Rights, "Interview with Clarence Henry Graham" (2012). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 668.