Title: Oral History Interview with Virginia Foster Durr, February 6, 1991. Interview A-0337.
Identifier: A-0337
Interviewer: Egerton, John
Interviewee: Durr, Virginia Foster
Subjects: Civil rights--Alabama    Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005    
Extent: 01:32:35
Abstract:  Civil rights activist Virginia Foster Durr describes her involvement in the nascent civil rights movement of the 1940s and 1950s. Durr was among those white elites, like Eleanor Roosevelt and Durr's husband Clifford, who supported black activists as they began organizing what would become the familiar civil rights movement of the 1960s. In this interview, she describes some of her experiences with the movement. Interested researchers will find here a snapshot of some of the activism that was taking place in the American South before the 1960s.