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Dave Dennis [Part 1 of 2]

Oral History



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 2009-10-30

Duration: 00:29:27

Subjects: Nash, Diane Judith, 1938 | Castle, Doris Jean | CIVIL RIGHTS | DILLARD UNIVERSITY | SIT-INS | FREEDOM RIDERS | COX V. LOUISIANA | FREEDOM OF SPEECH | Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) | Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) | Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama | Cox, B. Elton, 1931- | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana | Ku Klux Klan (KKK) | Moses, Robert Parris "Bob," 1935- | Jemison, Theodore Judson "T.J.," 1918-2013 | Southern University and A & M College | Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939-1964 | Dennis, Dave J. Sr. | Oral history


  • Dennis, Dave Interviewee
  • Jackson, Sailor Jr. Photographer


Oral history with Dave J. Dennis Sr. conducted on 30 October 2009. Dennis was a civil rights activist, Freedom Rider, and co-director of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and director of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in Mississippi. In this interview, Dennis discusses how he became involved with CORE, the Freedom Rides, and walkouts staged at Southern University. Part 1 of 2.