Spencer Perkins Interview

Type 
Interview
Year 
1994
Creator(s) 
Charles Marsh (interviewer)
Spencer Perkins (interviewee)
Medium 
Tape Recorded, then Transcribed
Doc # 
7INT03.01
Abstract 

In this interview, African American racial reconciler Spencer Perkins talks about his upbringing and his work within the larger context of the Civil Rights Movement. Perkins first discusses his upbringing and his family's move from California to Mississippi to help the black community there. Perkins then notes the influence of his Christian faith on his family and his Biblical understanding of God's concern for social justice. He discusses the hypocrisy of racially segregated churches and discrimination against black students in newly integrated schools. Perkins expresses his discomfort with Black Power for its rejection of white activists. Throughout the interview, he mentions the life and work of his father, civil rights activist John Perkins

Additional information 

Document Description: 18 page typewritten transcription of interview; located in PLT Archive folder "Spencer Perkins, VOC - Interview with Spencer Perkins".

Rights 
Copy available for use subject to Creative Commons License CC-BY-NC-ND (Attribution required, Non-Commercial use, No Derivatives, 3.0, Unported).