Anderson says we are now increasing the color line in the way cities are being developed. School segregation is increasing.

Alan Anderson is the author of Confronting the Color Line which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. A minister and a professor, he was a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement starting in Chicago in the 1950s. He was head of the department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University. He was arrested in the 1962 in Albany, GA and he was in charge of Dr. King’s visit to Chicago in 1965.

This interview took place on June 15, 2015 as part of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and University of Kentucky Libraries.

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Interviewer: Betty Baye
Videographer: Joanna Hay

Anderson recalls the community organizing scene in Chicago in the 1960s. Alan Anderson is the author of Confronting the Color


Anderson reflects on the personal sacrifice of being in the movement. How it may have affected his job prospects. Alan