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Morris Dillard interview

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Dillard, Morris Merritt, Carole


In the interview, Morris Dillard discusses his involvement in the Atlanta Student Movement. He discusses his initial limited role and how he eventually became more active as a demonstrator in Atlanta's Terminal Station and later as a Freedom Rider who traveled from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tennessee. He also discusses some of the conflicts within the black community between the old and new leadership, recalling the tensions over the issue of strategy and tactics among the leaders. He ends the interview with his views about achieving equality.Mr. Dillard was born in Luverne, Alabama. He attended high school in Alabama and graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
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