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Dave Dennis [Part 2 of 2]

Oral History



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 2009-10-30

Duration: 00:30:10

Subjects: Dennis, Dave J. Sr. | Oral history | Tureaud, A.P., 1899-1972 | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) | Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) | Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana | Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana | Claiborne Avenue (New Orleans, La.) | Brown, Hubert Gerold "H. Rap," 1943- | Gregory, Richard Claxton "Dick," 1932- | CIVIL RIGHTS | DEACONS FOR DEFENSE | MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM DEMOCRATIC | BLACK PANTHERS | LONGSHOREMEN | HERBAL MEDICINES | URBAN RENEWAL


  • 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 his efforts in the Civil Rights Movement in Louisiana and Mississippi and how CORE changed. Part 2 of 2.