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Oral History


Acc #: 270; JLFC 001A

In this recording, John L. LeFlore is interviewed by Margaret Lavorne and Melton McLaurin to discuss the Civil Rights Movement and the history of Mobile, Alabama. The interview begins with Mr. LeFlore’s reflections on the racism and racial violence that he grew up with in the US South, motivating him to co-found the Mobile branch of the NAACP in 1925. He also offers some thoughts on the importance of allyship to the success of the Movement, and the changes he has observed—and worked for—over the years.

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