Interview with Donald Payton

by Don Payton (Interviewee), Hope Anderson (Interviewer), Camille Davis (Interviewer)
Dallas, Texas, United States
March 31, 2017
Duration: 1:47:00
Type: Interview
Coverage in Africa: Africa, Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Interview Don Payton conducted by two students at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Payton discusses Cleveland, Ohio, Hamilton Park, housing, a community, a transistor, a white community, a black community, Texas Instruments, politics, the NAACP, Juanita Crab, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement, whites, backs, education, white colleges, black colleges, journalism, newspapers, the Vietnam war, the United States Military, draft notices, racist, schools, racism, segregated water fountains, segregation, the white community, the black community, jobs on the assembly line, an activist, books, Minnie Flanigan, ministers, marching, the Gospel, the University of Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Southern, black basketball players, American history, war resisters, protesting U.S. policies aboard, Shell, apartheid, the Portuguese, the international movement to free Nelson Mandela, investing in South Africa, the Soweto massacre, picketing the federal government, Kent State, black people killed, white people killed, Emmett Till, the human rights movement, voting rights, petitions, speakers, North Dallas, making people conscious, people in South Africa, Stokely Carmichael, Soweto, pan-African groups, the Black Panthers, the Black Panther Party, black churches, independence movements, Frantz Fanon, Kenyatta, Steve Biko, Robert Prince, Pan-Africanism, the African diaspora, Paul Robeson, the McCarthy era, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, plays, Rex Ingram, safe houses, Maya Angelou, Malcolm, boxer Jack Johnson, the City Council, divesting, divestment, Roy Williams, Marvin Crenshaw, Al Lipscomb, a rally and Fair Park Board, the South African Tourist Board, picket signs, U.S. out of South Africa, leaflets, cartoons, the South African police, SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Winnie Mandela, diamonds, Zales, a symbol of freedom, Robben Island, students, a student movement, and raw materials.

Used by permission of Don Payton, Hope Anderson, and Camille Davis.