Interview with Reverend Bob Cooper

by Robert Cooper (interviewee), Kathryn Loper (Interviewer), Lindsay Grossman (interviewer)
Dallas, Texas, United States
March 28, 2017
Duration: 58:18
Type: Interview
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Interview of Reverend Robert (Cooper conducted by two students at Southern Methodist University (SMU) about the anti-apartheid movement in Dallas. Cooper discusses the United Methodist Church, the National Methodist Student Movement, law school, the University of Texas, seminary, political science, history, campus ministry, the Texas Methodist Student Movement, Perkins School of Theology, the University of Illinois Urbana, campus ministry, a loyalty oath, Joe McCarthy, Texas A&M, integrated churches, Nigeria, the World Student Christian Federation, a whites only sign, marches, a demonstration, the Vietnam War, Selma, segregation, integration, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., conservative people, the Uncommittee, the General Board of Pensions, the Dallas police, environmental policy, investments in South Africa, investing, divestment, the General Board of Pensions, return on investment, TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association), justice, peace, business leaders, the Women’s Division, the Board of Missions, Spanish speaking churches, discrimination, African American, Hispanic, vacation bible school, the Methodist Student Movement, meetings that were integrated, gold, diamonds, the Krugerrand, a good investment, The Christian Century, the World Council of Churches (WCC) meeting in Vancouver, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, the civil rights movement, religion, and integrated meetings.

Used by permission of Reverend Robert Cooper, Kathryn Loper and Lindsay Grossman.