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I Am William E. Harbour
I Am William E. Harbour
Published: 2016/05/30
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Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: Phi Beta Sigma
William E- Crazy How Love Slips Away
William E- Crazy How Love Slips Away
Published: 2014/09/04
Channel: Jackie Hoodoo
MY TAKE ON.   HARBOUR  LIGHTS!     RECORDED.,  5-7-2015!
MY TAKE ON. HARBOUR LIGHTS! RECORDED., 5-7-2015!
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: William E
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Fallout 4 - Far Harbor - Institute Reclaims synths of Acadia
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: GRZ NGT
PEARL HARBOR [2001] Scene: "Loving you kept me alive."
PEARL HARBOR [2001] Scene: "Loving you kept me alive."
Published: 2015/05/10
Channel: John Maverick
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penny x glasgow harbour
Published: 2015/09/07
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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. - Centennial Moments: Honorable William E. Stanley, Jr.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. - Centennial Moments: Honorable William E. Stanley, Jr.
Published: 2014/07/03
Channel: Phi Beta Sigma
Maine Coast Motorcycle Ride 2010.wmv
Maine Coast Motorcycle Ride 2010.wmv
Published: 2010/08/05
Channel: William E. Platt
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Harbour chill.
Published: 2015/08/21
Channel: Don Ma
Trawler William Of Ladram Leaving Torbay October 5th 2016
Trawler William Of Ladram Leaving Torbay October 5th 2016
Published: 2016/10/05
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Ed Sheeran - Nancy Mulligan [Official Audio]
Ed Sheeran - Nancy Mulligan [Official Audio]
Published: 2017/03/03
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Pearl Harbor (2001) Official Trailer #1 - Ben Affleck Movie HD
Pearl Harbor (2001) Official Trailer #1 - Ben Affleck Movie HD
Published: 2013/01/26
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1996 WHO MURDERED THE CIA CHIEF? William E. Colby: E 14 Intelligence Service of Norway
1996 WHO MURDERED THE CIA CHIEF? William E. Colby: E 14 Intelligence Service of Norway
Published: 2013/05/27
Channel: oslotoday
The New Caledonian Sleeper
The New Caledonian Sleeper
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Glasgow Life
The Pearl Harbor P-40 boys
The Pearl Harbor P-40 boys
Published: 2013/12/14
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William Fichtner in "Pearl Harbor" (2001)
William Fichtner in "Pearl Harbor" (2001)
Published: 2010/07/20
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Bristol Harbour - Colour (1965)
Bristol Harbour - Colour (1965)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
Rain Is Coming // Live Acoustic // Andrew Ehrenzeller
Rain Is Coming // Live Acoustic // Andrew Ehrenzeller
Published: 2016/04/11
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Stranger Things Cast: Acceptance Speech | 23rd Annual SAG Awards | TNT
Stranger Things Cast: Acceptance Speech | 23rd Annual SAG Awards | TNT
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: TNT
Conquerors - Dark Days (Live at Souls Harbour)
Conquerors - Dark Days (Live at Souls Harbour)
Published: 2012/12/20
Channel: William Matthews
Grace Kelly Royal Wedding (1956)
Grace Kelly Royal Wedding (1956)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
CBC News Special: Will & Kate and The Kids arrive in Canada
CBC News Special: Will & Kate and The Kids arrive in Canada
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: CBC News
Closer - The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey) (William Singe Cover)
Closer - The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey) (William Singe Cover)
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: William Singe
Amsterdam Harbour march
Amsterdam Harbour march
Published: 2015/07/12
Channel: dutchmarches
Her Harbour - Hewing Crowns (Official Video)
Her Harbour - Hewing Crowns (Official Video)
Published: 2016/11/10
Channel: E-Tron Rec.
Aida on Sydney Harbour
Aida on Sydney Harbour
Published: 2015/10/16
Channel: @Cinema
A Haunting, Harrowing, Gloriously Moving Recollection of a Life on the American Margin (1999)
A Haunting, Harrowing, Gloriously Moving Recollection of a Life on the American Margin (1999)
Published: 2016/07/06
Channel: Remember This
Harbour - Sanibel
Harbour - Sanibel
Published: 2016/01/16
Channel: Lu
Age of Empires 2 Part 1
Age of Empires 2 Part 1 ''Destroyed Harbour''
Published: 2013/02/19
Channel: Redgameplanet
Chesapeake Harbour - 7015 Chesapeake Harbour Dr, Annapolis, MD 21403
Chesapeake Harbour - 7015 Chesapeake Harbour Dr, Annapolis, MD 21403
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: Annapolis Moves
J. William Harbour, M.D.  discusses ocular oncology and intraocular tumors
J. William Harbour, M.D. discusses ocular oncology and intraocular tumors
Published: 2016/08/29
Channel: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
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Thurso harbour
Published: 2016/05/15
Channel: JOEYMCLOVIN 53
William speaks French & Kate cheers up Prince George : THE ROYALS ARRIVE IN CANADA
William speaks French & Kate cheers up Prince George : THE ROYALS ARRIVE IN CANADA
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: Celebrity WotNot
Harbour Hop 2017 - A walk though the party
Harbour Hop 2017 - A walk though the party
Published: 2017/03/12
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Drone flight - Savusavu harbour, Fiji | Travel Boating Lifestyle
Drone flight - Savusavu harbour, Fiji | Travel Boating Lifestyle
Published: 2017/07/14
Channel: Travel Boating Lifestyle
Conan Doyle and The Edalji Case - BBC - Radio - 1987
Conan Doyle and The Edalji Case - BBC - Radio - 1987
Published: 2014/09/08
Channel: videocurios
Suite Bergamasque, L. 75: Claire de Lune. William Mellor (Artist) 1851 -1931
Suite Bergamasque, L. 75: Claire de Lune. William Mellor (Artist) 1851 -1931
Published: 2014/12/09
Channel: MrHappySnap
Left in Lagos - A Nigerian Surf Film
Left in Lagos - A Nigerian Surf Film
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Calvin Thompson
Harmonica Blues at Bullock Harbour
Harmonica Blues at Bullock Harbour
Published: 2009/08/06
Channel: bluealverio
FLAT EARTH  🔴 The Wellington Harbour Curvature
FLAT EARTH 🔴 The Wellington Harbour Curvature
Published: 2017/10/05
Channel: The Flat Earth Society
Love Duet (Vogliatemi bene) – Madama Butterfly – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Love Duet (Vogliatemi bene) – Madama Butterfly – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: ABC Classics
Truth Is A Lonely Warrior - James Perloff
Truth Is A Lonely Warrior - James Perloff
Published: 2013/07/02
Channel: William McNally
Clases De Escuela
Clases De Escuela
Published: 2016/05/30
Channel: Florbengorben
Pearl Harbor - Official® Trailer [HD]
Pearl Harbor - Official® Trailer [HD]
Published: 2013/08/20
Channel: TrailersPlaygroundHD
Honest Trailers - Pearl Harbor
Honest Trailers - Pearl Harbor
Published: 2016/01/12
Channel: Screen Junkies
Crossharbour (2011 short film)
Crossharbour (2011 short film)
Published: 2011/10/20
Channel: CrossharbourMovie
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DPTV. William. Afro-House Dance. Wavey times T25 e
Published: 2012/03/29
Channel: Ola Oladapo
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Published: 2016/01/20
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Timaru Hadlow to Harbour Fun Run - Part 1
Published: 2013/03/10
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William E. Harbour
Born Piedmont, Alabama
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
Known for Civil right activist

William E. Harbour is an American civil rights activist who participated in the Freedom Rides. He was one of several youth activists involved in the latter actions, along with John Lewis, William Barbee, Paul Brooks, Charles Butler, Allen Cason, Catherine Burks, and Lucretia Collins.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Harbour was born into a black family in Piedmont, Alabama. His father was a cotton mill worker at the Standard Coosa Thatcher mill and the owner of the OK Barbershop — Piedmont’s only black barbershop —, while his mother worked as a cook to local white families.[2]

Although his father hoped that he would take over the barbershop, Harbour was determined to become the first person in his family to attend college.[1][2] Following a rejection by Jackson State University in 1960, he was able to fulfill this dream upon admission to Tennessee State University the following year.[2][3]

Civil Rights activism[edit]

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Soon after arriving in Tennessee, Harbour joined the Student Central Committee of the Nashville Christian Leadership Council at the behest of John Lewis,[2] a fellow activist and close friend (the two had met on a bus ride to a rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina).[1] While at the university, he participated in numerous acts of civil disobedience, including "sit-in, stand-in, picketing and marching activities as a function of the civil rights movement."[4] His activism brought him to Rock Hill, SC where he served jail time with other students imprisoned after a lunch counter sit-in.[5]

Out of a large number of volunteers, Harbour was one of only a few selected to take part in the first Freedom Rides; other participants included seven blacks — John Lewis, William Barbee, Paul Brooks, Charles Butler, Allen Cason Jr., Catherine Burks and Lucretia Collins —, and two whites — James Zwerg and Salynn McCollum.[1] Harbour’s involvement led to him being arrested twice in rapid succession. The first arrest occurred in Montgomery at the tail end of a Nashville (17 May) – Montgomery (21 May) Freedom Ride. The second arrest occurred on 28 May 1961 at the end of a Nashville (via Memphis) – Jackson, Mississippi Freedom Ride, and resulted in Harbour being imprisoned for 30 days.[6]

In Montgomery, Harbour was the first activist to exit the bus as it arrived at the Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station — and thus the first to encounter the waiting mob. Although he survived the resultant riot (and subsequent imprisonment in Jackson), upon return to Tennessee he and 14 other students were expelled from Tennessee State University due to their involvement in the civil rights movement.[5]

While Harbour’s difficulties were far from unique, the pattern of "brutality and jail terms" which he and his fellow activists encountered not only strengthened the Freedom Riders’ resolve, but also increased publicity and motivated others to join them.[7]

After the Freedom Ride[edit]

Following his expulsion from Tennessee State University, Harbour’s mother advised him against returning to Piedmont due to fear for his safety.[2] Consequently, from 1961 to 1966 he made only "one brief visit" home.[5]

In late 1961, Harbour was reinstated to Tennessee State University. After a short stint as a Georgia school teacher,[2][6] and a period of involvement in the "War on Poverty" under President Johnson,[3] he became a federal civil servant "specializing in U.S. Army base closings".[5]

Currently a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Harbour remains "an active alumnus" of Tennessee State University. The Atlanta Alumni Association sponsors a scholarship named in his honor, The William E. Harbour Academic Scholarship.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Arsenault, Raymond. Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. Oxford UP, 2006. Print. 102, 185
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Burkhalter, Eddie (2011-05-11), Freedom Rider/Piedmont man reflects on his place in civil rights history, The Anniston Star, retrieved 2013-06-15 
  3. ^ a b Johnson, Laura (2011-08-09), Freedom Rider Bill Harbour speaks at JSU summer graduation, The Anniston Star, retrieved 2013-06-15 
  4. ^ a b Freedom Riders, Tennessee State University, 2008, retrieved 2013-06-15 
  5. ^ a b c d Freedom Riders, PBS, retrieved 2013-06-15 
  6. ^ a b Harbour, William E., Civil Rights Digital Library, 2012-11-22, retrieved 2013-06-15 
  7. ^ The Freedom Rides, CORE — Congress of Racial Equality, 2011, retrieved 2013-06-15 

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