Title: Oral History Interview with Robert Lee Mangum, November 18, 2003. Interview U-0008.
Identifier: U-0008
Interviewer: Maynor, Malinda
Interviewee: Mangum, Robert Lee
Subjects: North Carolina--Race relations--20th century    Robeson County (N.C.)--Race relations    Robeson County (N.C.)--Social conditions    Civil rights--North Carolina    Methodist Church--Clergy--North Carolina    Political activists--North Carolina    Civil rights movements--North Carolina--History--20th century    Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Robeson County    Indians of North America--North Carolina--Robeson County    Indians of North America--Civil rights--North Carolina--History--20th century    Robeson County (N.C.)--History--20th century    
Extent: 01:34:16
Abstract:  Robert Lee Mangum offers his relatively measured, diplomatically delivered take on events in Robeson County, North Carolina, in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. While Mangum sometimes seems to choose his words carefully, he clearly feels passionately about the causes he participated in over decades of activism motivated by his Christian faith: opposing double voting, registering voters, and working against poverty. He registers a number of successes in this interview, but remains committed to continuing his fight against the effects of racism as well as other social problems such as drug abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, and poverty.