The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.85.1a, 2011.174.85.1b, 2011.174.85.1c, 2011.174.85.1d, 2011.174.85.1e, 2011.174.85.1f, and 2011.174.85.1g.
The Reverend Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, and attending Morehouse College, where he got to know fellow freshman Martin Luther King, Jr. After service in the Army Flight Corps during World War II and finishing his college education, McKinney became a minister at a church in Seattle, Washington, where he contributed to the creation of the Liberty Bank. He discusses his role in founding the Central Area Civil Rights Committee in Seattle.
The oral history consists of eleven digital files: 2011.174.90.1a, 2011.174.90.1b, 2011.174.90.1c, 2011.174.90.1d, 2011.174.90.1e, 2011.174.90.1f, 2011.174.90.1g, 2011.174.90.1h, 2011.174.90.1i, 2011.174.90.1j, 2011.174.90.1k.
Lonnie C. King shares his memories of growing up in Atlanta, where he attended Ebenezer Baptist Church and was close with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s family. He recalls his stint in the U.S. Navy, his years as a student at Morehouse College, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Atlanta in the 1960s. He also remembers his relationships with older African American leaders in Atlanta, including Martin Luther King, Sr., the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Mays, and Rufus Clement, and the various boycotts and protests staged by the Atlanta Student Movement while he was its director.