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James Griffin interview


James Griffin (1932- ) was the chairman of the Baltimore, Maryland, chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) from 1963-1968. The organization was known for its use of nonviolent direct action in America’s civil rights struggle. In this oral history interview, Griffin discusses CORE activities, including protests of unequal conditions at Baltimore City and Baltimore County high schools in 1965, and desegregation of retail businesses. He speaks to what he saw as the obstacles CORE faced, as well as its successes. Griffin also discusses CORE's relationship with other civil rights organizations, including the Civic Interest Group (CIG) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).





Contributor(s) Notes

Narrator: James Griffin
Interviewer: Samantha Porter


Object ID

OH 9926


Audio: 46 minutes

Catalog Number

OH 9926

Resource ID


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