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Nonviolence As A Way Of Life: An Oral History Of New Orleans CORE

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The Historic New Orleans Collection
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Doratha Smith Simmons in 2017.

The Historic New Orleans Collection has embarked on a project to record oral histories from activists of the civil rights movement. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, we hear from Doratha Smith Simmons, who spent years spreading the philosophy of non-violence at sit-ins throughout the Deep South.

Doratha begins her story by explaining her reluctant beginnings as a civil rights activist.

This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.

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