Myles Horton

Miles Horton


On November 16, 1974, Rabin interviewed and photographed Myles Horton (1905-1990), who founded the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee, in 1932, and for many years taught integrated courses there in defiance of Southern segregation laws. Topics in this interview include the involvement of the Highlander school in efforts to integrate the labor movement in the 1930s, and Horton's combative testimony, alongside that of Clifford Durr, in the course of Mississippi Senator James Eastland's Internal Security hearings in 1954.


Myles Horton seated and engaged in conversation

Oral history

Myles Horton oral history