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Robert J. Booker interview , 2003


Scope and Contents

Interview with Knoxville civil rights activist and African-American historian Robert J. Booker by McClung Collection Director Steve Cotham in 2003.

Booker discusess his life growing up in Knoxville, his time at Knoxville College, his role in the civil rights movement, desegregation protests at lunch counters and the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville, work in Guinea for Crossroads Africa, his time in the Tennessee state legislature, working for Stroh's beer in Detroit, his time as director of the Beck Center,urban renewal, the book he authored about Maurice Mays and the Knoxville riots of 1919.


  • Creation: 2003


1 DVCAM videotape

2 VHS videocassette

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Repository

601 S Gay Street
Knoxville TN 37902 United States