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Program
Thirty Years of Civil Rights Education in the South / Myles Horton
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-xp6tx35q0h
Filename
PRA_AAPP_BB4702_Thirty_years_of_civil_rights_education
Pacifica Radio Archives
BB4702
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
Creator
KPFK, Producer
Contributor
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990, Speaker
Kaplan, Abraham Abbot, 1912-1980, Speaker
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:51:30
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Citation
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 May 28, 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. May 28, 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