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  • Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas,

    Gertrude Jackson recalls growing up in Madison, Illinois, and Marvell, Arkansas. She recalls organizing her community to renovate a local segregated school and becoming involved in the civil rights movement in rural Arkansas. She discusses assisting Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworkers Howard Himmelbaum and Myrtle Glascoe, working for Head Start, and starting a community center. Jackson's grandson is also interviewed.

    • Contributor: Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Paysour, Lafleur - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010

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  • Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,

    Thomas Gaither recalls growing up in Great Falls, South Carolina, attending Claflin College, and leading the college's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. He remembers the student sit-ins in Orangeburg, South Carolina, joining the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and being arrested for protesting in Hollywood, Florida. He discusses organizing the Freedom Rides, his belief in nonviolence, and earning his ...

    • Contributor: Gaither, Thomas Walter - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Lawrence Guyot oral history interview conducted by Julian Bond in Washington, D.C.,

    Lawrence Guyot recalls growing up in Pass Christian, Mississippi, and the influence of his family, and attending Tougaloo College. He remembers meeting members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), joining the organization, and participating in Freedom Summer. He discusses his opinions and memories of Mississippi politics, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and his later life in Washington, D. C.

    • Contributor: Guyot, Lawrence - Bond, Julian - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010

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  • Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia,

    Mary Jones describes her childhood in Albany, Georgia, including the work she did as a child and her memories of school. Jones discusses learning about the Civil Rights Movement by reading the newspaper, and she describes her children's experiences as they entered white schools. After she joined the Albany Movement, she helped to register voters, participated in marches and boycotts, and joined the police ...

    • Contributor: Jones, Mary A. - Griffin, Willie James - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Ekwueme Michael Thelwell oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Pelham, Massachusetts,

    Ekueme Michael Thelwell remembers his time as a student activist at Howard University and his experiences with the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Working primarily out of Washington, D.C., Thelwell marched in and organized demonstrations and made major contributions to SNCC and MFDP strategy around voter registration and the MFDP's 1965 effort ...

    • Contributor: Thelwell, Michael - Crosby, Emilye - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Martha Prescod Norman Noonan oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Cockeysville, Maryland,

    Martha Prescod Norman Noonan describes her childhood in Providence, Rhode Island, and being one of the few black families in the neighborhood. Her parents urged her to attend the University of Michigan, where she joined Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and learned about the Civil Rights Movement in the South. She eventually made her way to Albany, Georgia, where she worked with the ...

    • Contributor: Noonan, Martha P. - Dittmer, John - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Lawrence Guyot oral history interview conducted by Julian Bond in Washington, D.C.,

    Lawrence Guyot recalls growing up in Pass Christian, Mississippi, and the influence of his family, and attending Tougaloo College. He remembers meeting members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), joining the organization, and participating in Freedom Summer. He discusses his opinions and memories of Mississippi politics, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and his later life in Washington, D. C.

    • Contributor: Guyot, Lawrence - Bond, Julian - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Evans Derrell Hopkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Richmond, Virginia,

    Evans Hopkins recalls growing up in Danville, Virginia, and participating in efforts to desegregate public schools and the library. He remembers joining the Black Panther Party in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Oakland, California, and working on Bobby Seale's campaign for Mayor of Oakland. He also discusses his imprisonment for car theft and the high rate of incarceration among African American men.

    • Contributor: Hopkins, Evans D. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana,

    The Reverend Doctor Harry Blake discusses his childhood on a plantation in Louisiana in the 1930s and 1940s and how he became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in Shreveport, Louisiana. Blake joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1960 after he heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., give a speech at Bishop College in Texas, where he was a student. Blake discusses ...

    • Contributor: Blake, Harry - Cline, David P. - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey,

    Junius Williams recalls growing up in Richmond, Virginia, attending Amherst College, and joining the student group Students for Racial Equality. He remembers attending the March on Washington, organizing a civil rights conference at Mount Holyoke, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses traveling with other students to the Selma to Montgomery March, being arrested at the march with Worth Long, ...

    • Contributor: Williams, Junius W. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Dorothy Foreman Cotton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Ithaca, New York,

    Dorothy Foreman Cotton discusses growing up in rural North Carolina, attending Shaw University and Virginia State College, working as a housekeeper for the president of these colleges, Dr. Robert Prentiss Daniel, and meeting her husband, George Cotton. She discusses attending the Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg, Virginia, working with pastor Wyatt T. Walker on organizing civil rights protests and meetings, and meeting Martin Luther ...

    • Contributor: Cotton, Dorothy F. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi,

    Rosie Head describes her early life in Greenwood, Mississippi, where her family lived and worked on a plantation. She discusses how her parents faced racial discrimination in their work and how they were cheated by the plantation owner and then blacklisted. In 1964, Head joined the Civil Rights Movement in Tchula, Mississippi, where her family had relocated. Head recounts the various ways she was ...

    • Contributor: Head, Rosie M. - Dittmer, John - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,

    Thomas Gaither recalls growing up in Great Falls, South Carolina, attending Claflin College, and leading the college's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. He remembers the student sit-ins in Orangeburg, South Carolina, joining the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and being arrested for protesting in Hollywood, Florida. He discusses organizing the Freedom Rides, his belief in nonviolence, and earning his ...

    • Contributor: Gaither, Thomas Walter - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Martha Prescod Norman Noonan oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Cockeysville, Maryland,

    Martha Prescod Norman Noonan describes her childhood in Providence, Rhode Island, and being one of the few black families in the neighborhood. Her parents urged her to attend the University of Michigan, where she joined Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and learned about the Civil Rights Movement in the South. She eventually made her way to Albany, Georgia, where she worked with the ...

    • Contributor: Noonan, Martha P. - Dittmer, John - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • Esther M. A. Terry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Greensboro, North Carolina,

    Esther M. A. Terry remembers growing up in Wise, North Carolina, and attending Bennett College. She recalls planning the Greensboro Woolworth's sit-in with students from the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina (later North Carolina A & T University), being arrested for her participation, and the support of the Bennett College President, Dr. Willa Player. She also discusses attending the University of North ...

    • Contributor: Terry, Esther M. A. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Carrie Lamar Young oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Little Rock, Arkansas,

    Carrie Young recalls growing up in on a farm, moving to West Helena, Arkansas, with her family, and meeting civil rights organizers from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), including Myrtle Glascoe, Bill Hansen, and Howard Himmelbaum. She remembers registering voters, gathering signatures to overturn a poll tax, and protesting at the Arkansas state capitol. She discusses her marriage to Howard Himmelbaum, suing her ...

    • Contributor: Young, Carrie Lamar - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Jackson, Mississippi,

    Euvester Simpson discusses her childhood in Itta Bena, Mississippi, and she describes her parents' decision to send her to Racine, Wisconsin, to attend high school because they were fed up with segregated public schools in Mississippi. For her last year of high school, Simpson returned to Mississippi, and she became active in the Civil Rights Movement. She describes attending a citizenship school in Charleston, ...

    • Contributor: Simpson, Euvester - Dittmer, John - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas,

    Gertrude Jackson recalls growing up in Madison, Illinois, and Marvell, Arkansas. She recalls organizing her community to renovate a local segregated school and becoming involved in the civil rights movement in rural Arkansas. She discusses assisting Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworkers Howard Himmelbaum and Myrtle Glascoe, working for Head Start, and starting a community center. Jackson's grandson is also interviewed.

    • Contributor: Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Paysour, Lafleur - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Esther M. A. Terry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Greensboro, North Carolina,

    Esther M. A. Terry remembers growing up in Wise, North Carolina, and attending Bennett College. She recalls planning the Greensboro Woolworth's sit-in with students from the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina (later North Carolina A & T University), being arrested for her participation, and the support of the Bennett College President, Dr. Willa Player. She also discusses attending the University of North ...

    • Contributor: Terry, Esther M. A. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Myrtle Gonza Glascoe oral history interview conducted by Dwandalyn Reece in Capitol Heights, Maryland,

    Myrtle Gonza Glascoe recalls growing up in Washington, D.C., attending Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania, and her early career in education and social work. She remembers joining the Baltimore Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), moving to California, and her work as a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Field Secretary in West Point, Mississippi and Phillips County, Arkansas, where she worked closely with ...

    • Contributor: Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Reece, Dwandalyn R. - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010

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  • Mary Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia,

    Mary Jenkins describes Albany, Georgia, during her childhood and discusses moments when she encountered racial prejudice. She describes her education in all-black schools, her decision to attend Fisk University, and her longing to become a teacher. Around the time of Brown v. Board of Education, she began teaching in Georgia and witnessed negative reactions of white administrators to the decision. Jenkins describes her decision ...

    • Contributor: Jenkins, Mary F. - Griffin, Willie James - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Julia Matilda Burns oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi,

    Julia Matilda Burns describes her experience in segregated schools in Humphreys County, Mississippi, where she grew up. After becoming a teacher at Marshall High School in Belzoni, Mississippi, she began to take notice of the Civil Rights Movement, but her involvement was limited because she did not want to lose her job. Burns describes protests by whites against school desegregation in Tchula, Mississippi, and ...

    • Contributor: Burns, Julia Matilda - Dittmer, John - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Gwendolyn Annette Duncan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida,

    Gwendolyn Duncan recalls her family history in Saint Augustine, Florida, watching a Ku Klux Klan parade through the black neighborhood of Lincolnville, and integrating a white school. She discusses the efforts in St. Augustine to commemorate the local Civil Rights Movement, including the ACCORD Freedom Trail.

    • Contributor: Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia,

    Shirley Sherrod recalls growing up on a farm in Baker County, Georgia, her father's murder, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She remembers traveling to Washington, D. C., to protest the Justice Department, and the attacks on her husband, Reverend Charles Sherrod, a civil rights leader in Albany, Georgia. She also discusses starting the New Communities Land Trust and working for the ...

    • Contributor: Sherrod, Shirley - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Marilyn Luper Hildreth oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,

    Marilyn Hildreth describes growing up in segregated Oklahoma and the leadership of her mother, Clara Luper, in the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group. She recalls participating in a drug store sit-in as a child, and the success the group had with several restaurants in Oklahoma City. She remembers her mother's leadership in the African American community in ...

    • Contributor: Hildreth, Marilyn Luper - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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