Highlander Folk School Audio Collection.


Highlander Folk School Audio Collection.

Founded at Summerfield, Tennessee in 1932 as an experimental education program for working-class adults. Promoted organized labor, agrarian and civil rights movements in the South, utilizing folk culture and combining social and educational activities. Charter revoked by the state of Tennessee in 1961, re-opened as the Highlander Research and Education Center later that year.

17 sound tape reels ; 7 in., 1/2 in. tape.


SNAC Resource ID: 7182903

Auburn University.

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