National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909 Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957 Search this
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s Search this
Duration: 1 hr., 54 min., 48 sec.
Total: 189.74 GB
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Saint Augustine, Saint Johns, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
September 14, 2011
The oral history consists of six digital files: 2011.174.48.1a, 2011.174.48.1b, 2011.174.48.1c, 2011.174.48.1d, 2011.174.48.1e, and 2011.174.48.1f.
Robert Hayling, D.D recalls serving in the air force during World War II, attending the Meharry Dental School, and participating in civil rights protests in Nashville, Tennessee. He remembers starting his dental practice in St. Augustine, Florida, leading the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and the exclusion of African Americans from St. Augustine's 400th anniversary celebration, and being attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. He also discusses resigning from the NAACP, the support of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for local protests, and his move to Cocoa, Florida.