Interviewee

Clarence Fort

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Interviewer

Andrew T. Huse; University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program; University of South Florida. Library

Publisher

University of South Florida. Library

Date

2006-06-01

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

Clarence Fort discusses his involvement in Tampa's civil rights movement. Fort was head of the NAACP Youth Council, organizing sit-ins and other demonstrations. He describes some of the events that led to the end of segregation in Tampa, including the first sit-in at Woolworth's in February 1960. He also explains how he became the first African American bus driver for Trailways Bus Lines and comments on the current status of race relations in Tampa.

Keywords

Civil rights demonstrations, Florida, Tampa (Fla.), Civil rights workers, Interviews

Description

1 sound file (110 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights workers;

Subject: geographic

Florida; Tampa (Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Article

Genre

Oral histories, Online audio

Format

mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

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