Mr. Marion Barry

Date: March 24, 2011
Interviewers: McComb High School students, Anissa J, Vo'neicechsi W, Ladarius C; Urban School students, Mei Li I, Emma S, Wilson Ku; with Deborah Dent-Samake, Vickie Malone and Howard Levin
Location: Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

Marion Barry is former mayor of Washington, DC and continues to serve as a member of the Council of the District of Columbia. Among the most recognized of the early Civil Rights Movement leaders, Barry served as the first president of the the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He came to McComb, MS to help Robert (Bob) Moses lead workshops on nonviolent protest. This interview was conducted during the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement 2011 Conference at Jackson State University.

This interview represents a historic collaboration between Urban School of San Francisco and McComb High School. Seven Urban School students and their teacher traveled to Mississippi to collaborate on this and other otherviews alongside McComb High School students.

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