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Session #10
Interviewee: Moe Foner
Interviewer: Robert Master
Place: New York, New York
Date: August 29, 1985

Q:

We're picking up at the beginning of the strike in Charleston, when the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is about to make a full- scale commitment to backing the strike.

Foner:

When the SCLC came in, they took over a motel in Charleston as their new headquarters. Their new headquarters of the SCLC, national headquarters, was Charleston, South Carolina. Ralph was there. He assigned people who were in charge of various aspects of it. The overall running of the campaign was the responsibility of Andy Young. His assistant was Stoney Cooks. Tom Offenburger, who was the SCLC's press person, was there, as was a Reverend James Orange--everybody in the SCLC was a reverend--James Orange, who is now working for one of the unions. I forget which one.

Q:

I met him when he was working for ACTWU on the Stevens campaign.



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