Title: Oral History Interview with Modjeska Simkins, May 11, 1990. Interview A-0356.
Interviewer: Egerton, John
Interviewee: Simkins, Modjeska
Subjects: Civil rights--Southern States Southern States--Race relations African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States
Abstract: Civil rights activist and NAACP leader Modjeska Simkins recalls the civil rights struggle in South Carolina in this spirited interview. Simkins was active in social welfare and civil rights organizations in her state, emerging as a leader in the Columbia, South Carolina, branch of the NAACP. Simkins reflects on race and history in the United States and on the nation's violent past, and provides anecdotes of activism and life in the pre-World War II segregated South.