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Collection of oral histories conducted or filmed by the Crossroads to Freedom team of Rhodes College. In these interviews members of the Memphis community discuss a range of topics including Stax Records, the Civil Rights Movement, the life and assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, education, integration, race relations, and local neighborhood histories.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 318
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
Jim Dickinson.jpg.jpg2005-05-13Jim Dickinson, 2005Dickinson, Jim
2003_Rob_Bowman.JPG.jpg2003-02-13Rob Bowman, 2003Bowman, Rob
RB_tn.JPG.jpg2007-11-16Raymond Boles and Russ Wigginton, StoryCorps Interview, 2007Boles, Raymond; Wigginton, Russell Thomas
RT_tn.JPG.jpg2007-11-16Robert Taylor, Deborah Douglass, and Rome Vasser, StoryCorps Interview, 2007Taylor, Robert M. Sr.; Douglas, Deborah; Vasser, Rommie (Rome)
LW_tn.JPG.jpg2007-11-16Loretta Watkins and Linda Burks, StoryCorps Interview, 2007Watkins, Loretta; Burks, Linda B.
RML_tn.JPG.jpg2007-11-16Rose Mae Love and Olivia Gillum, StoryCorps Interview, 2007Love, Rose Mae; Gillum, Olivia
Jessie Garner.jpg.jpg2007-11-16Jesse Garner and Russ Wigginton, StoryCorps Interview, 2007Garner, Jesse J.; Wigginton, Russell Thomas
BW_tn.JPG.jpg2007-11-16Brenda Webber and Russ Wigginton, StoryCorps Interview in 2007Webber, Brenda; Wigginton, Russell Thomas
JM_tn.JPG.jpg2007-11-16Jimmy McClain and Russ Wigginton, StoryCorps Interview, 2007McClain, Jimmy; Wigginton, Russell Thomas
LH_tn.JPG.jpg2007-11-16Louvenia Hill and Cornett Townes, StoryCorps Interview, in 2007Hill, Louvenia; Townes, Cornett
19750000_Estelle_Axton.JPG.jpg1975-00-00Estelle Axton, 1975Axton, Estelle
20171009_Bobby_Manuel.JPG.jpg2017-10-09Bobby Manuel, 2017Manuel, Bobby; Hughes, Charles L.
20120123_Rob_Bowman.JPG.jpg2012-01-23Rob Bowman, 2012Bowman, Robert M. J. (Robert Maxwell James); Parker, Deanie
20110701_Jimmy_Ogle.JPG.jpg2011-07-01Jimmy Ogle, 2011Ogle, Jimmy; Smith, Amanda; McKinley-Smith, J.
20170801_Henderson_Thigpen.JPG.jpg2017-08-01Henderson Thigpen, 2017Thigpen, Henderson; Kollath, Jeff; Hughes, Charles L.
20120626_Noah_Bond.JPG.jpg2012-06-26Noah Bond, 2012Bond, Noah; Harpole, Zachary (Zach); Hicks, Grace M.
20101007_Don_Schlitz.JPG.jpg2010-10-07Don Schlitz, 2010Schlitz, Don; Fiandt, Emmaly (Emma); Bafford, Tenedra (Nene)
20101007_Billy_Scott.JPG.jpg2010-10-07Billy Scott, 2010Scott, Billy; Bledsoe, Bradley; McGlown, Holly
20100119_Jesse_Winchester.JPG.jpg2010-11-19Jesse Winchester, 2010Winchester, Jesse; Bledsoe, Bradley; Fiandt, Emmaly (Emma)
20100401_John_Fry.JPG.jpg2010-04-01John Fry, 2010Fry, John Edward; Perry, LaKevia; Eskew, Courtney
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 318

Vimeo streaming links for individual interviews can be found under "Related Link" on item page.

Items include transcripts, when available, or computer generated captioning. Transcripts and captioning may contain errors.

Original media files available upon request.