Robert Bagner Hayling, D.D Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Hayling, Robert Bagner D.D., American, 1929 - 2015
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
United States Air Force, American, founded 1947
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, American, founded 1884
NAACP Youth Council, American, founded 1936
Ku Klux Klan, 3rd, American, founded 1946
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:54:48
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Saint Augustine, Saint Johns, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 14, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of six digital files: 2011.174.48.1a, 2011.174.48.1b, 2011.174.48.1c, 2011.174.48.1d, 2011.174.48.1e, and 2011.174.48.1f.
Robert Hayling, D.D recalls serving in the air force during World War II, attending the Meharry Dental School, and participating in civil rights protests in Nashville, Tennessee. He remembers starting his dental practice in St. Augustine, Florida, leading the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and the exclusion of African Americans from St. Augustine's 400th anniversary celebration, and being attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. He also discusses resigning from the NAACP, the support of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for local protests, and his move to Cocoa, Florida.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0048
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Hate crimes
Medicine
Military
Race discrimination
Social reform
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.48.1a-f
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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