Oral History Interview with Joe L. Atkins, June 20, 1995

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Interview with educator Joe L. Atkins from Jefferson, Texas. In the interview, Atkins discusses his experiences and role in the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. He also recollects memories such as his rejection for admission, the Atkins v. Matthews case, early civil rights activities with the NAACP Youth Council in Dallas, and his decision to attend the Texas Western College. Atkins comments on several civil rights leaders such as Juanita Craft, Thurgood Marshall, and W. H. Durham, and also on several school administrators at the North Texas State College.

Creator(s):
Location(s): United States - Texas
Creation Date: June 20, 1995
Partner(s):
UNT Oral History Program
Collection(s):
UNT Oral Histories
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Creator (Interviewer):
Marcello, Ronald E.

Dr. Ronald E. Marcello

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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: June 20, 1995
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Era
Oil and Gas, 1901-Present
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
From March 6, 1936 to June 20, 1995
Description:

Interview with educator Joe L. Atkins from Jefferson, Texas. In the interview, Atkins discusses his experiences and role in the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. He also recollects memories such as his rejection for admission, the Atkins v. Matthews case, early civil rights activities with the NAACP Youth Council in Dallas, and his decision to attend the Texas Western College. Atkins comments on several civil rights leaders such as Juanita Craft, Thurgood Marshall, and W. H. Durham, and also on several school administrators at the North Texas State College.

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28 p. ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | segregation | desegregation | professors | civil rights | NAACP Youth Council
Partner:
UNT Oral History Program
Collection:
UNT Oral Histories
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Number 1057
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth223608
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
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Access: Use restricted to UNT Community
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