Alvin Sykes Interview - 06/29/2015

Alvin Sykes has lived in Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, Topeka, and Omaha, Nebraska. He is well know for his work as a human rights activist, and his search for justice based on the truth. He has conducted legal research in the several high profile cases most notably those of Steve Harvey and Emmett Till. Mr Sykes played a crucial role in getting the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act signed into law.

Interviewee Birth Year: 1956
Interviewer Birth Year: 1973

Tags from Generation Exchange:
1960s, 1980s, 1990s, Anne Lacey, Childhood and family, Civil rights, Civil Rights Movement, Downtown, Emmett Till, friendship with Herbie Hancock, human rights, Inner City (Urban), Jazz, Kansas City, Kansas City History, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, KS, murder of Steve Harvey, Music, None, public libraries, victim's rights advocacy, Volunteering, Work, Wyandotte County

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Reference

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, Alvin Sykes Interview - 06/29/2015, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri, 29 June 2015

Cite As

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, “Alvin Sykes Interview - 06/29/2015,” Genealogy Gallery, accessed November 13, 2019, http://content.mymcpl.org/items/show/9534.

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Title

Alvin Sykes Interview - 06/29/2015

Description

Alvin Sykes has lived in Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, Topeka, and Omaha, Nebraska. He is well know for his work as a human rights activist, and his search for justice based on the truth. He has conducted legal research in the several high profile cases most notably those of Steve Harvey and Emmett Till. Mr Sykes played a crucial role in getting the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act signed into law.

Interviewee Birth Year: 1956
Interviewer Birth Year: 1973

Tags from Generation Exchange:
1960s, 1980s, 1990s, Anne Lacey, Childhood and family, Civil rights, Civil Rights Movement, Downtown, Emmett Till, friendship with Herbie Hancock, human rights, Inner City (Urban), Jazz, Kansas City, Kansas City History, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, KS, murder of Steve Harvey, Music, None, public libraries, victim's rights advocacy, Volunteering, Work, Wyandotte County

Creator

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Publisher

Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri

Date

29 June 2015

Language

English

Type

Sound

Identifier

kckpl_alvin sykes.mp3

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Interviewer

Anne Lacey

Interviewee

Alvin Sykes

Duration

01:00:46