Program
Thirty Years of Civil Rights Education in the South / Myles Horton
Producing Organization
KPFK (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-xp6tx35q0h
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Description
Highlander Folk School, founded in 1932, began as an educational resource for adults fighting unemployment and anti-union movements, and quickly became committed to ending segregation. Through a number of rich anecdotes, Myles Horton, one of the founders of the Highlander Folk School, indicates the basic role the school has played in the civil rights movement in the South. Highlander, Horton explains, provided interracial workshops at its home base in Tennessee and throughout the South to develop leaders who would implement similar ?Highlander-style? programs in many poverty-stricken communities, training organizers to engage in sit-ins, voter registration drives, community center building, school desegregation, literacy programs, and other direct action campaigns. Horton discusses Highlander's involvement with SNCC, CORE, SCLC, and the NAACP, and mentions its struggles with the John Birch Society and the Ku Klux Klan nearby in Tennessee. Many civil rights leaders trained or taught in Highlander programs, inc
Broadcast
1964-03-20
Created
1964-02-07
Topics
Education
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Subjects
School integration -- Southern states; Education -- United States; Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.); African Americans--Civil rights--History
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:51:30
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Credits
Producing Organization: KPFK (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Speaker: Horton, Myles, 1905-1990
Speaker: Kaplan, Abraham Abbot, 1912-1980
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Pacifica Radio Archives
Identifier: 11732_D01 (Pacifica Radio Archives)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Pacifica Radio Archives
Identifier: PRA_AAPP_BB4702_Thirty_years_of_civil_rights_education (Filename)
Format: audio/vnd.wave
Generation: Master: preservation
Duration: 0:51:30
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Citations
Chicago: “Thirty Years of Civil Rights Education in the South / Myles Horton,” 1964-03-20, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 19, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-xp6tx35q0h.
MLA: “Thirty Years of Civil Rights Education in the South / Myles Horton.” 1964-03-20. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 19, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-xp6tx35q0h>.
APA: Thirty Years of Civil Rights Education in the South / Myles Horton. Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-xp6tx35q0h