WorldCat Identities

Gravely, William 1939-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 960 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Interviews  Oral histories  Academic theses  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BX8495.H28, B
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Most widely held works about William Gravely
 
Most widely held works by William Gravely
Gilbert Haven, Methodist abolitionist; a study in race, religion, and reform, 1850-1880 by William Gravely( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They stole him out of jail : Willie Earle, South Carolina's last lynching victim by William Gravely( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last quarter century, a surge in scholarship about lynching in the United States coincided with a discussion by professional historians about why the topic had long suffered from neglect. New research has made possible a more complete picture of South Carolina's lynching history. The first major study, Terence Finnegan's 1993 dissertation, compared lynching in South Carolina and Mississippi. In 2006 John Hammond Moore set lynching in the state alongside murder and dueling over four decades after 1880. Two years later a Pickens County native and professor in an English university, Bruce Baker, used a case-study approach to compare seven lynchings in the two Carolinas from Reconstruction to 1930. All have drawn upon the earlier research of two master's students who surveyed twentieth-century in-state lynchings"
Gilbert Haven, racial equalitarian : a study of his career in racial reform, 1850-1880 by William Gravely( )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reverend Horace Edward Gravely : a centennial memoir : October 10, 1901-February 7, 1943 by William Gravely( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New sources for the history of the Black independent Churches, 1787-1860 : a working bibliography on the institutional history of northern free Black Churches to 1860 by William Gravely( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Ashmore oral history interview by Robert T Ashmore( Recording )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second oral history interview by William Gravely with retired Congressman Robert Ashmore, also at Ashmore's law office in Greenville, which took place in November of 1988. Topics include specific aspects and issues of the court case regarding suspected participants in the lynching of Willie Earle, such as Ashmore's assessment of those involved and methods used in the investigation. A final transcript of the interview is included
A.J. Whittenberg, Jr., oral history interview by A. J Whittenberg( Recording )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oral history interview by William Gravely with A.J. Whittenberg Jr., on November 28, 1989. This second oral history interview with Whittenberg included several stories of later interactions with defendants in the court case concerning suspected members of the lynching mob which killed Willie Earle, as well as commentary on a scrapbook of photos. A final transcript is included
Eloise Earle oral history interview by Eloise Earle( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An oral history interview by William Gravely on December 11, 1996, with Eloise Earle, a relative of lynching victim Willie Earle. Eloise Earle recounts the many effects of the lynching upon the Earle family over the years, especially emotionally and psychologically. Gravely's notes on the interview are included
Elizabeth Gower oral history interview by Elizabeth Gower( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An oral history interview at the Greenville Women's Club by William Gravely with Mrs. Elizabeth Gower, who had attended the trial for suspected members of the lynching party which murdered Willie Earle. Topics of the interview include Gower's motivation in attending the court case, her perceptions of the legal proceedings and those involved, the impact on the local community after the trial, and later efforts by local community organizations to address racial problems. A final transcript of the interview and correspondence between Gravely and Gower are included
Tessie Earle Robinson oral history interview by Tessie Earle Robinson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A oral history interview by William Gravely with Tessie Earle Robinson on December 16, 1982, regarding her memories of her son Willie Earle, his lynching in 1947, and what happened to various family members after the lynching. A final transcript and correspondence are included with the interview
Jane Nolan Graham oral history interview by Jane Nolan Graham( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An oral history interview by William Gravely with Jane Nolan Graham at her home in Columbia, South Carolina, in November of 1988. Graham was sent by UPI from Atlanta to Greenville to cover the court case surrounding the suspected members of the lynching party which murdered Willie Earle, as well as keeping an eye on what famous reporter Rebecca West observed in her own coverage of the same events. Graham shared details about her memories of Rebecca West; press events, reports, and tours given by those involved in various aspects of the case and the local political scene, including then-governor Strom Thurmond; and her impressions of the court case and those involved, from witnesses to lawyers. A final transcript of the interview is included
Tom & Ann Eller oral history interview by Tom Eller( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An oral history interview by William Gravely with Dr. Tom Eller and Mrs. Ann Eller on October 28, 1990. Topics include Tom's recollection of coming home from school on February 17, 1947, to find his mother upset about the lynching of Willie Earle, details of the lynching and the attack on the cabdriver which preceded and motivated it, the white cabdrivers' goals and motivations for the lynching, contrasting a libel lawsuit by Ed Gilstrap because he had been referred to in court proceedings as "the black jailer" with the settlement given to the family of Willie Earle as a settlement by the county, and reflections over changes in the racial landscape in the decades between the lynching and the time of the interview. Gravely's notes on the interview are included
Will Gravely collection - Willie Earle investigation by William Gravely( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, clippings, teletypes/telegrams, excerpts from lab reports, an oral history interview with transcripts, and an investigative report concerning the February 17, 1947 lynching of Willie Earle. The files document the Federal Bureau of Investigation's involvement in the case and documentation of its coverage in the media. Professor Will Gravely obtained the bulk of this material under the Freedom of Information Act in 2001. Prior to obtaining these files, Gravely conducted an interview with Senator Strom Thurmond concerning the incident. Thurmond was Governor of South Carolina in 1947 when Mr. Earle was killed. The interview took place in Washington, DC on August 21, 1989
Notes from conversation with Bradley Morrah by Bradley Morrah( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Notes from an oral history interview by William Gravely with Bradley Morrah, who was the attorney for one of the defendants in the court case surrounding suspected members of the lynching party who killed Willie Earle. The conversation was primarily a discussion of the legal strategies involved in working a court case, especially analyzing the efforts of those involved in the lynching trial
Charlie & Clara Pitts oral history interview by Charlie Pitts( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An oral history interview by William Gravely with Charlie and Clara Pitts, with occasional comments by J. Austin Merck, on June 26, 1990, in Greenville, S.C., regarding the 1947 lynching of Willie Earle and the subsequent trial for suspected members of the lynching party. Topics covered in the conversational interview include the location of the taxi company for which several of the defendants worked and other details about specific people thought to be involved, as well as information about taxi driver T.W. Brown, whose fatal wounding was the crime of which Earle was accused before he was kidnapped from the local jail and lynched. Notes and correspondence are included with the oral history interview
James Sidney Earle oral history interview by James Sidney Earle( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An oral history interview by William Gravely in July of 1990 with James Sidney Earle, brother of lynching victim Willie Earle. Topics include the Earle family's everyday activities and occupations; Willie Earle's habits, personality, and health conditions; James Sidney Earle hearing about his brother's death from family members while he was stationed abroad in the US Navy; and later events in family history
Riding a cowcatcher : Gilbert Haven visits the Rocky Mountains in 1875 by William Gravely( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

David & A.Q. Jackson oral history interview by David Jackson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An oral history interview by William Gravely with David and A.Q. Jackson, brothers who were neighbors and childhood friends with members of the Earle family. Interview topics include details of the Earle family's everyday lives, significant life events (including marriages and births), and how David and A.Q. each heard of the lynching of Willie Earle while they were both living in different states. A draft transcript and Gravely's notes on the interview are included
Conversations at the Pickens Azalea Festival by William Gravely( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This tape consists of conversations with unidentified members of the community regarding sensational local historic events (including the lynching of Willie Earle in 1947) at the Pickens Azalea Festival on April 22-24, 1989
John Popham oral history interview by John Popham( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An oral history interview on August 14, 1984, by William Gravely with John Popham, who was the New York Times southern correspondent who covered the court case surrounding suspected members of the lynching party which killed Willie Earle in 1947. Topics covered include Popham's life experiences, other highlights of his career, and the various personalities who were involved in the trial itself or were covering the trial. A draft transcript is included with the interview
 
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Alternative Names
Gravely, William B. 1939-

Gravely, William B. (William Bernard), 1939-

Gravely, William Bernard 1939-

Languages
English (47)