An Oral History with Mr. Larry Rubin
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A Philadelphia native, Larry Rubin was born June 23, 1942. In 1961, he began working to register voters in the South for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In late 1963 and for all of 1964, Mr. Rubin worked as a civil rights activist in Marshall County, Mississippi.
Background and interest in civil rights SNCC and an assignment to Marshall County The idea behind Freedom Summer White hostility and trumped- up arrests Black attitudes toward his civil rights work White presence hurting black activism Organizing freedom libraries and more arrests Red- baiting by Senator Eastland Adult education and literacy tests Registering black voters Community centers, freedom schools, and freedom houses Successes and failures of Freedom Summer Whites kicked out of SNCC
This is an interview for the Mississippi Oral History Program of The University of Southern Mississippi. The interview is with Mr. Larry Rubin and is taking place on November 11, 1995. The interviewer is John
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