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Title: Billy Holmes, 2008
Contributor: Holmes, Billy
Westbrook, Paris
James, Holly
Keywords: Interviews;Oral history;Memphis (Tenn.);Tennessee;Civil rights;Segregation;Education;Race relations;King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination;African Americans
Issue Date: 31-Jul-2008
Publisher: Rhodes College
Description: This is an interview with Billy Holmes. Holmes describes his experiences growing up in Lexington before going to college and later joining the National Guard. Holmes was among the National Guardsmen sent to Memphis after the first assasination attempt on Dr. King and the subsequent assasination. Holmes describes the atmosphere and events in Memphis resulting from the assasination.
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Appears in Collections:Crossroads to Freedom Oral History Collection

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