Thursday, June 21, 2012

Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth Interviews Available Online

Historian Andrew M. Manis recorded interviews with Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and several of his friends and family while conducting research for his book, A Fire You Can't Put Out. Thirty-three of the sixty interviews have been transcribed and are now available online.

Collection Description:
Manis, Andrew M.
Oral History Interviews, 1987-1989
(AR 1437)

Andrew M. Manis has served as Assistant Professor of History at Macon State College in Macon, Georgia, and the Religion and Southern Studies editor for Mercer University Press. He is author of the books Southern Civil Religions in Conflict: Black and White Baptists and Civil Rights, 1947-1957 and A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. This collection contains tapes and transcripts for 33 oral history interviews conducted by Andrew M. Manis as part of the research for his book A Fire You Can’t Put Out. The interviews relate to the Civil Rights Movement generally and to the life and career of Birmingham civil rights activist Fred L. Shuttlesworth. 
Interviewees: Oscar Adams, R. L. Alford, Lewis L. Anderson, James Armstrong, Harold Bester, Ricky Shuttlesworth Bester, L. Venchael Booth, Anne Braden, Alexander Brown, Malcolm Burroughs, J. L. Chesnut, Wallace Chilcoat, Alvin Cleveland, Reuben Davis, John Drew, Frank Dukes, Vivian Durant, Thurman Echols, James Farmer, Veronica Chappell Flemmon, Edward Gardner, Carter Gaston, Phyllis Gooden, Aldrich Gunn, Lola Hendricks, Norman Jimerson, Edward Johnson, Colonel Stone Johnson, Terry Lee Lane, Bill Leonard, Harold Long, Joseph Lowery, Jonathan MacPherson, Laverne Revis McWilliams Martin, Patricia Shuttlesworth Massengill, Eula Mae Mitchell, James T. Montgomery, Charles Morgan, Diane Nash, C. Herbert Oliver, James Orange, John T. Porter, Julia Rainge, F. D. Reese, James Roberson, Pinky Shortridge, Clifton Shuttlesworth, Eugene Shuttlesworth, Fred Shuttlesworth, Fred Shuttlesworth, Jr., Daphne Sloan, Glenn Smiley, Nelson H. Smith, Jr., David Vann, C. T. Vivian, Wyatt T. Walker, Marvin Whiting, Betty Williams, Cleola Willis, Louretta Wimberly, Daisy Winston, Abraham L. Woods, Jr., Calvin Woods