Oral Histories

Interview of Steven E. McNichols (1964)

Participant in the Freedom Rides sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to desegregate southern transportation facilities.
Subtitle:
The Houston Freedom Ride
Topic:
Social Movements
African American History
Civil Rights Movement
Interviewer:
Schippers, Donald J.
Interviewee:
McNichols, Steven E.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
History of freedom ride sponsored by Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in attempt to desegregate southern transportation facilities; departure from Los Angeles, August 9, 1961; trip to Houston; sitting-in at Houston Union Station coffee shop; experiences while jailed in Houston city jail and Harris County jail; subsequent trials; Houston and Texas politics; Progressive Youth Association of Houston; Houston attorneys; and CORE movement.