Documenting History: Oral History Project

The Right to Vote: An African American Experience in 1960’s Alabama

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Title

The Right to Vote: An African American Experience in 1960’s Alabama

Subject

oral history
voting rights
1950s
1960s
Civil Rights
Alabama

Description

The purpose of this oral history account on voting rights as told from the perspective of Geraldine W. Twitty, Ph.D., is to provide a reflection and overview one woman’s struggle to vote in a segregated society, as well as to preserve her account as a primary source for others to use in the future. The oral account provided by Dr. Twitty documenting her attempts to register to vote fifty years ago in Alabama are very timely, especially following a contentious Presidential election. Leading up to the election, there were many accusations of voter intimidation and one presidential candidate often complained about unsubstantiated voter fraud. The arguments and counter-arguments today about votes and vote counting show that many people seem to have forgotten about the struggles of others who have gone before, alive and dead, as they fought for the right to vote that many take for granted today.

Creator

Ian Parks

Source

American Century Project

Publisher

St. Andrew's Episcopal School

Date

February 14, 2017

Contributor

Alex Haight

Format

82 : bound ; 28 cm. + 1 USB.

Language

English

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Ian Parks

Interviewee

Geraldine W. Twitty, Ph. D

Files

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iparksOHP2017.pdf
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Parks, Ian - Poster.jpg

Collection

Citation

Ian Parks , “The Right to Vote: An African American Experience in 1960’s Alabama,” Documenting History: Oral History Project, accessed January 28, 2021, http://documentinghistory.org/items/show/58.

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