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  • Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia,

    Joseph Lowery recalls his position as pastor at the Warren Street Church in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1950s. He remembers joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the differences in race relations between Mobile and other southern cities, and helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He reflects on the effectiveness of nonviolence, the libel suit against him, ...

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

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  • C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia,

    C. T. Vivian recalls growing up in Macomb, Illinois, working in Peoria, Illinois, and his call to the ministry. He discusses attending the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, where he met other civil rights activists and participated in demonstrations. He remembers planning the Freedom Rides, his imprisonment at Parchman Prison, the Children's Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama, and working for the Southern Christian ...

    • Contributor: Vivian, C. T. - Branch, Taylor - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama,

    Gwendolyn Patton discusses attending the Tuskegee Institute, where she became involved in many civil rights organizations and was elected student body president. She recalls hosting the Freedom Riders in 1961, and spending a year in a segregated sanitarium when she had tuberculosis. She recounts organizing Tuskegee students for the Selma to Montgomery March, occupying the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and registering voters in Lowndes ...

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

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  • Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Market, Tennessee,

    Candie Carawan recalls attending Fisk University as an exchange student and meeting civil rights activists in Nashville, Tennessee. She discusses meeting Guy Carawan at the Highlander Folk School, the importance of music to the civil rights movement, and Guy's work to record singers involved with the movement. The two perform several songs, including "Tree of Life," "Eyes on the Prize," and "We Shall Overcome."

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

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  • Audrey Nell Hamilton and JoeAnn Anderson Ulmer oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida,

    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnn Ulmer recall growing up in St. Augustine, Florida, and participating in sit-ins led by Dr. Robert Hayling at Woolworth's drug store as teenagers. They recall serving a sentence in jail, attending reform school, and meeting Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jackie Robinson.

    • Contributor: Hamilton, Audrey Nell - Mosnier, Joseph - Ulmer, Joeann Anderson - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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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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  • Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California,

    Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Amos C. (Amos Cleophilus) - Cline, David P. - 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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  • Calvin Luper oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,

    Calvin Luper remembers his mother, Clara Luper, and her leadership in Oklahoma City's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Council. He recalls participating in sit-ins in drug stores and restaurants, and hosting a radio show with his mother. He also remembers other leaders in Oklahoma's civil rights movement, including Dr. Charles N. Atkins, E. Melvin Porter, and Ada Lois Sipuel.

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

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  • Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington,

    Elmer Dixon discusses his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, where he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., and heard Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael speak. At 17 he met Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland and established, with his brother Aaron Dixon as Defense Captain, the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Dixon discusses his ...

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

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  • Gloria Claudette Grinnell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Ojai, California,

    Gloria Claudette Grinnell recounts her participation in the sit-in movement in Richmond, Virginia, when she was a student at Virginia Union University. She describes her family's history on the East Coast and explains how she and her mother ended up in San Francisco. She discusses her decision to move from California to attend Virginia Union. She describes the sit-in movement that she joined in ...

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

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  • Joan Trumpauer Mulholland oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Arlington, Virginia,

    Joan Trumpauer Mulholland shares how, as a child in Arlington, Virginia, her awareness of racial disparities grew. As a student at Duke University, she began participating in the sit-in movement. She soon moved to Washington, D.C. and joined the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG), which led her to participate in the Freedom Rides of 1961. She describes in detail serving time at Mississippi State Penitentiary ...

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

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  • Robert McClary oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia,

    In this short interview, Robert McClary discusses his involvement in the Southwest Georgia Project. McClary describes attending mass meetings in Worth County, Georgia, and he discusses his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Along with keeping the books, he registered voters and informed people about welfare services.

    • Contributor: McClary, Robert - Jeffries, Hasan Kwame - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • John Elliott Churchville oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

    John Churchville recalls growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his mother's career as a music teacher, moving to New York, and converting to Islam. He remembers joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), registering voters in Americus, Georgia, and in Mississippi. He discusses moving back to Philadelphia, converting to Christianity, and founding the Freedom Library and Black People's Unity Movement.

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

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  • Simeon Booker and Moses James Newson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C.,

    Simeon Booker and Moses Newson recall their early careers in journalism at several African American newspapers. Newson remembers covering school desegregation cases in Clinton, Tennessee and Hoxie, Arkansas, for the Memphis Tri-State Defender. Booker discusses covering the Emmett Till murder and the integration of Little Rock High School for Jet. They both remember covering the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington.

    • Contributor: Booker, Simeon - Newson, Moses J. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan,

    William Anderson recalls growing up in Americus, Georgia, serving in the navy during World War II, and his friendships with Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ralph Abernathy. He remembers opening his osteopath practice in Albany, Georgia, becoming a leader of the Albany Movement, and supporting protesters from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He discusses his several arrests with King and Abernathy, appearing on ...

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

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  • Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York,

    Robert L. Carter recalls growing up in Newark, New Jersey, and attending Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University. He discusses hearing Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memorial and his service in the segregated army during World War II. He recounts his career as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, including the Brown v. Board of Education case and ...

    • Contributor: Carter, Robert L. - Sullivan, Patricia - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010

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  • Clarence B. Jones oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Palo Alto, California,

    Dr. Clarence B. Jones shares memories from his work as a legal advisor and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In particular, he describes his significant contributions to the "I Have a Dream" speech, which King delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Jones also describes his early life living in a Philadelphia home for indigent black orphans and foster children, because ...

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

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  • Richard Barry Sobol oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Orleans, Louisiana,

    Richard Sobol discusses his early career as a lawyer in Washington, D. C., his involvement with the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, and his decision to move to New Orleans to become a civil rights lawyer. He recalls meeting Robert Hicks of Bogalusa, Louisiana, being personally protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, and his involvement in many job discrimination cases brought against the ...

    • Contributor: Sobol, Richard - Mosnier, Joseph - Sobol, Anne Buxton - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York,

    Jack Greenberg remembers attending Columbia University Law School, working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and arguing the Brown v. Board of Education case. He discusses working on many other civil rights cases, such as Coke v. City of Atlanta, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, and Griggs v. Duke Power.

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

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  • Doris Adelaide Derby oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia,

    Doris Derby discusses her childhood in the Bronx, joining a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and attending Hunter College. She recalls her work in African art and dance, and traveling to Albany, Georgia, to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with voter registration. She remembers teaching adult literacy in Mississippi with SNCC, starting the Free Southern Theater, ...

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York,

    John Carlos discusses his childhood in Harlem, New York, the changes that he saw in Harlem with the widespread use of heroin and the splintering of families, and describes the disparities in education for black children when he was growing up. He remembers the influence of black leaders including Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Carlos was recruited to run ...

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

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