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Oral History


In this recording, O.B. Purifoy is interviewed by Carol Ellis in Mr. Purifoy’s home about race relations and the Civil Rights Movement in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Purifoy discusses the collaboration between Mobile leaders like John L. LeFlore and Father Albert S. Foley, and contrasts their methods and the Non-Partisan Voters League with the approach of the Neighborhood Organized Workers. Mr. Purifoy describes the changes that he has seen in Mobile due to the Movement, and his thoughts on the extent to which further change could be needed in Mobile at the time of the interview.

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