Title: Oral History Interview with Aaron Henry, April 2, 1974. Interview A-0107.
Identifier: A-0107
Interviewer: Bass, Jack
Interviewee: Henry, Aaron
Subjects: Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1995    Civil rights--Mississippi    Mississippi--Politics and government    Mississippi--Race relations    School integration--Mississippi    Republican Party (Miss.)    African American politicians--Mississippi    Democratic Party (Miss.)    Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003    
Extent: 00:00:01
Abstract:  Aaron Henry, an officeholder in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party, shares his thoughts and recollections on the intersection of race and politics in his home state. Despite racially motivated violence, Henry is determined to use his education and political skills to advance the interest of black Mississippians, a group under assault by racist white politicians committed to reversing the gains of the civil rights movement. This interview will be useful for researchers interested in the insidious role of race in 1970s Mississippi politics.