Franklin Parker Collection, 1941-2001.


Franklin Parker Collection, 1941-2001.

Collection contains materials that document the life of Myles Horton and his activities at the Highlander Research and Education Center (known prior to 1961 as the Highlander Folk School).

0.75 linear feet.


SNAC Resource ID: 6955447

East Tennessee State University, TET

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Highlander Research and Education Center (Knoxville, Tenn.) (corporateBody)

Myles Horton founded the Highlander Folk School in 1932 as an adult education institution based on the principle of empowerment. Horton and other School members worked towards mobilizing labor unions in the 1930s and Citizenship Schools during the civil rights movement beginning in the late 1950s. They worked with Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Guy and Candie Carawan, Septima Clark, and Rosa Parks, among others. In 1959, t...

Parker, Franklin Dallas, 1918-.... (person)

Collection documents the life of Myles Horton (1905 - 1990) founder of Highlander Folk School. He was inspired by Danish folk high schools while studing in Denmark. He and Don West founded the Highlander Folk School in Grundy County, Monteagle, Tenn., in 1932. The Highlander school which used education to inspire and empower ordinary people in the struggle for human rights and social justice. The school helped unionize southern textile workers and coal miners in the 1930...

Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 (person)

Myles Horton, founder of the Highlander Folk School (Mounteagle, Tenn.) and civil rights activist. From the description of Myles Horton oral history interview, 1989 Dec. 15. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38726954 ...