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Oral history interview with Guy and Candie Carawan, 2003 January 17

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Excerpts from an interview with civil rights leaders Guy and Candie Carawan on 17 January 2003 by Kathy Bennett as part of the Civil Rights Oral History Project. In the excerpts Candie and Guy Carawan discuss Candie's parents' reaction to her participation at Fisk University during the student non-violent movement; the importance of music during labor and social movements; the history of freedom songs; being arrested and harassed in jail; the connection made with other inmates through music while in jail; the influence of Septima Clark and Ella Baker; the formation of SNCC; and the role of women in the movement. The complete interview, as well as a transcript, is available in the Special Collections Division.
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