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- Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
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- 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, including Rosa Parks, John Lewis, Septima Clark, Ella Baker, Bob Moses, Bernice Robinson, and James Bevel. After Hortons talk, Abbot Kaplan speaks briefly about the importance of Horton and Highlander. Recorded at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Sheats in Beverly Hills by Rome Ronconi. Kaplan and Sheats were instrumental in the development of adult education programs, the director and dean, respectively, of the University Extension program of the University of California.
- School integration -- Southern states; Education -- United States; Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.); African Americans--Civil rights--History
- Horton, Myles, 1905-1990, Speaker
- Kaplan, Abraham Abbot, 1912-1980, Speaker
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- 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 April 29, 2017, 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. April 29, 2017. <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