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Civil Rights Era

Essential documentation of the civil rights era is available in our Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection, which totals over 700 transcripts and provides valuable insight into the thoughts and actions of those who participated in and shaped this pivotal period in American history. Listen as Fannie Lou Hamer, voting rights activist and civil right leader, talks about the hardships she faced growing up in Mississippi, and of her crucial role in organizing the Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

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