Abstract

This 2005 interview of Dargan Burns is a follow up to an earlier interview. In this later interview, Mr. Burns discusses in greater deal his friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr--how, when and where they met, and relates very personal stories about King that illuminate King's personality and magnetism as a young minister going to school in Boston in the early 1950s. In the second part of this interview, Burns discusses his involvement in Cleveland's historic Church of the Covenant. Burns discusses the efforts made by himself and other African Americans to integrate the Church in the 1960s and how, as a member of the Church for the past 40 years, he has persevered in his personal struggle to keep the Church integrated.

Creator

Burns, Dargan (interviewee)

Creator

Kaczmarski, Lindsey (interviewer)

Project

History 400

Date

12-9-2005

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

33 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
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