Berea College Selma to Montgomery oral history collection by Dr. Dwayne Mack and Brittney Westbrook.


Berea College Selma to Montgomery oral history collection by Dr. Dwayne Mack and Brittney Westbrook.

This Collection consists of fourteen audio cassettes and transcripts of interviews with former Berea College students and faculty who participated in the March 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama voting rights march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The interviews were recorded by Berea College assistant professor of history, Dr. Dwayne Mack, and student assistant, Brittney Westbrook.

0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes).


SNAC Resource ID: 7172993

Berea College, Hutchins Library

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