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Howard Kester; Mary Frederickson; Southern Oral History Program.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
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Interview participants: Howard Kester, interviewee; Mary Frederickson, interviewer.
This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digital library, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection Oral histories of the American South.
Text encoded by Mike Millner. Sound recordings digitized by Aaron Smithers.
|其他题名：||Oral histories of the American South.
Interview B-0007-2, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
Interview with Howard Kester, August 25, 1974
Howard Kester was a Socialist and Christian who advocated for social justice causes throughout the South from the mid-1920s through the 1960s. In this interview, he discusses his involvement with such organizations as the YMCA/YWCA, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen, the Committee on Economic and Racial Justice, the Penn School, the Southern Summer School for Women Workers, and the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Throughout the interview, Kester emphasizes his radical Christian values and Socialist leanings in relationship to his beliefs regarding fundamental human equality. Kester equates the struggles of African Americans with those of workers, and views social justice issues as relevant to all Americans, regardless of their social standing. He discusses both the progress made towards these ends as well as the obstacles that remained, primarily during the 1930s and 1940s. He also describes the leadership roles and beliefs of fellow social activists such as Reinhold Niehbur, Elizabeth Gilman, Alva Taylor, Elizabeth Jones, Louise Young, Louise (Leonard) McLaren, and his wife, Alice Harris Kester.
- Kester, Howard, -- 1904-1977 -- Interviews.
- Social reformers -- Southern States -- Interviews.
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States.
- Employee rights -- Southern States.
- Working class -- Civil rights -- Southern States.
- Southern States -- Race relations.
- Social justice -- Southern States -- Religious aspects.
- Penn School (Saint Helena Island, S.C.)
- Young Women's Christian associations -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
- Fellowship of Southern Churchmen.
- Southern Tenant Farmers' Union.
- Southern Summer School for Women Workers in Industry (U.S.)
- Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.)
- Young Men's Christian associations -- Tennessee -- Nashville.