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  • Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs ballads and songs from Vermont, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005-06-21
  • Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi,

    Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer i...

    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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  • Cecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Orangeburg, South Carolina,

    Cecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph ...

    Cecil J. Williams remembers his childhood in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and starting his career as a photographer for several African American publications in his teens. He remembers photographing President Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, and other civil rights leaders. He also discusses the Briggs v. Elliot school desegregation case, and his photographs of the Orangeburg Massacre.

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

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  • Interview with Carolyn Mooney, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    Interview with Carolyn Mooney, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Mooney, Carolyn
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-16
  • D. W. Groethe -- Cowboy songs and poetry from Montana

    D. W. Groethe -- Cowboy songs and poetry from Montana

    D. W. Groethe performs cowboy songs and poetry from Montana at the Library of Congress, July 20, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 58 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 20, 2005. (Date). Groethe, a working cowboy, performs his own compositions as well as traditional songs. (Content). D. W. Groethe was born and grew up in western North Dakota, the third generation descendant of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Groethe, D. W. - Swaney, Alexandra - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,

    Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Jos...

    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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  • Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California,

    Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cli...

    Ben Caldwell shares his family's history in the Southwest and his childhood experience in New Mexico. Caldwell describes his military service during the Vietnam War and how his experiences made him reflect on racial prejudices in the United States. He began studying art, and he eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he has been part of a black arts movement since the 1970s. He ...

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

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  • Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C.,

    Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosn...

    Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth ...

    • Contributor: Cox, Courtland - 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 oral history interview conducted by Jo...

    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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  • Johnnie Ruth McCullar oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia,

    Johnnie Ruth McCullar oral history interview conducted by Has...

    Johnnie Ruth Browner McCullar describes growing up in southwest Georgia, attending segregated schools in Sasser, Georgia, and her work in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. She was a secretary of the Terrell County Movement and she also participated in sit-ins and helped to register voters. McCullar reflects on the legacy of the movement, noting the changes in social and political life that ...

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

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

    Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview ...

    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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  • Dorie Ann Ladner and Joyce Ladner oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C.,

    Dorie Ann Ladner and Joyce Ladner oral history interview cond...

    Doris and Joyce Ladner discuss organizing for the March on Washington with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Dorie Ladner recalls her work with SNCC in Natchez, Mississippi, and the murder and trial of Medgar Evers. They both remember growing up in Palmers Crossing, Mississippi, their family history, joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth chapter led by Clyde ...

    • Contributor: Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • A Conversation with Stetson Kennedy

    A Conversation with Stetson Kennedy

    Pioneering folklorist, social activist and writer Stetson Kennedy, of Jacksonville, Fla., discussed his long and wide-ranging career and explored the theme of "Building Democracy in America" in a lecture presented by the American Folklife Center as part of its Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. The event was co-sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP. The program was introduced by Peggy Bulger, director of the American ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005-05-24
  • Charles F. McDew oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia,

    Charles F. McDew oral history interview conducted by Joseph M...

    Charles McDew recalls growing up in Massillon, Ohio, his family's involvement in the steel mill unions and attending South Carolina State University. He remembers being arrested three times in two days for not obeying segregation laws in South Carolina, founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and registering voters in Mississippi.

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

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

    Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cl...

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

    Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia...

    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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  • William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C.,

    William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosb...

    William Lucy discusses his role in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in the 1960s, especially how he and the union supported the 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1966 Lucy started to work for AFSCME in Washington, D.C., as the Associate Director of the Department of Legislation and Community Affairs. Lucy explains AFSCME's support of the Civil ...

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

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

    Calvin Luper oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosni...

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

    Marilyn Luper Hildreth oral history interview conducted by Jo...

    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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  • David and Levon Ayriyan

    David and Levon Ayriyan

    David and Levon Ayriyan performed Armenian music from Rhode Island, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. David Ayirian plays Armenian dance music and is accompanied by his son on the dumbek, a Middle Eastern drum. The kemancha is one of the oldest stringed instruments from the Middle East. Played in ancient Persia, it has continued to be used ...

    • Contributor: Ayriyan, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-04-12
  • Bill Russell oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Seattle, Washington,

    Bill Russell oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branc...

    Basketball player Bill Russell remembers his childhood in Louisiana and Oakland, California, in the 1940s. After winning two Final Fours with the University of San Francisco, he won an Olympic gold medal and an NBA championship playing for the Boston Celtics, one of thirteen Russell would win, including eight in a row. Russell had a difficult relationship with the sports media in Boston, but ...

    • Contributor: Russell, Bill - Branch, Taylor - 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 oral history interview conducted by John ...

    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 Zoharah Simmons oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Gainesville, Florida,

    Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons oral history interview conducted by...

    Gwendolyn Simmons recalls joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while a student at Spelman College. She remembers directing SNCC's voter registration and Freedom School, called the Freedom Summer Project in Laurel, Mississippi. She discusses learning about Black Nationalism in New York, the decision in SNCC to expel white members, and her work with the American Friends Service Committee's Program on Government Surveillance and ...

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

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  • Barbara Edna Vickers oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida,

    Barbara Edna Vickers oral history interview conducted by Jose...

    Barbara Vickers recalls growing up in St. Augustine, Florida, working in a shipyard in New York during World War II, and returning to St. Augustine with her husband. She remembers working as a beautician, working with her neighbor, Dr. Robert Hayling, to organize civil rights protests and participating in kneel-ins in segregated churches. She also discusses raising money to build a monument to the ...

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

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  • Interview with Alicia Kellam, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    Interview with Alicia Kellam, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Kellam, Alicia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-16
  • Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia,

    Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Jo...

    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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  • Interview with Christina Rico, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

    Interview with Christina Rico, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Rico, Christina
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-15
  • Cleveland Sellers oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Denmark, South Carolina,

    Cleveland Sellers oral history interview conducted by John Di...

    Cleveland Sellers shares memories of growing up in Denmark, South Carolina, especially the influence of Voorhees College in the community. He organized a Youth Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Denmark, and he describes the group's activities. He discusses his first impressions of Howard University, where he joined the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG). He shares memories of ...

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

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  • Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois,

    Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosn...

    Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.

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

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  • Pete Seeger oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Beacon, New York,

    Pete Seeger oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnie...

    Pete Seeger recalls performing at a concert with Paul Robeson in 1949 in Peekskill, New York, visiting the Highlander Folk School, and the evolution of the song "We Shall Overcome." He remembers performing at many civil rights events, including the Selma to Montgomery March. He also discusses his thoughts on Presidents Barack Obama and Rutherford B. Hayes.

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

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  • Gloria Hayes Richardson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York,

    Gloria Hayes Richardson oral history interview conducted by J...

    Recorded in New York, New York, on July 19, 2011. Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. In English. Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005

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

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  • Mildred Bond Roxborough oral history interview conducted by Julian Bond in New York, New York,

    Mildred Bond Roxborough oral history interview conducted by J...

    Roxborough discusses how she became active in the Civil Rights Movement at the age of nine, when she sold subscriptions to the NAACP The Crisis magazine. Roxborough began working with the NAACP as a fieldworker and worked in a variety of administrative positions including as director of development.

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

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

    Richard Barry Sobol oral history interview conducted by Josep...

    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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  • Emmett W. Bassett and Priscilla Tietjen Bassett oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Grahamsville, New York,

    Emmett W. Bassett and Priscilla Tietjen Bassett oral history ...

    Priscilla Tietjen Bassett recalls growing up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attending Smith College, and Emmett W. Bassett remembers growing up in Henry County, Virginia, serving in World War II, and attending Tuskegee Institute, where he assisted George Washington Carver with research. They tell how they met at a protest of a segregated restaurant in Massachusetts, raising money for Emmett Till's mother, their involvement ...

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

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  • Interview with Yasman Williams, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    Interview with Yasman Williams, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Williams, Yasman
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-16
  • Interview with Jessica Horner, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

    Interview with Jessica Horner, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Horner, Jessica
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-15
  • Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama,

    Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Josep...

    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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  • Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Petersburg, Virginia,

    Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by Davi...

    Oliver W. Hill, Jr., discusses his father, civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill. He explains his father's childhood and education in Roanoke, Virginia, how he ended up at Howard University in the 1920s, where he was in the same class as Thurgood Marshall and studied law under Charles Hamilton Houston. In the 1930s Hill reunited with both of them to work for the NAACP Legal ...

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

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  • Samuel Berry McKinney oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington,

    Samuel Berry McKinney oral history interview conducted by Dav...

    The Reverend Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, and attending Morehouse College, where he got to know fellow freshman Martin Luther King, Jr. After service in the Army Flight Corps during World War II and finishing his college education, McKinney became a minister at a church in Seattle, Washington, where he contributed to the creation of the Liberty Bank. He ...

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

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

    Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dit...

    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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  • Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana,

    Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana,

    The Hicks family remembers their childhood in segregated Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their father, Robert Hicks, a local civil rights leader. They recall leading a children's civil rights march in Bogalusa to protest discrimination at Woolworth's, hosting two white civil rights workers, Bill Yates and Steve Miller, and being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice.

    • Contributor: Hicks Family - Burras, Carol Cummings - Collins, Barbara Maria - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Walter Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky,

    Walter Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cl...

    Walter Tillow discusses how he joined the Civil Rights Movement as a college student and how that led him into labor and leftist movements. He describes his childhood in New York City and the leftist politics of his parents, as well as how he learned about the Movement as a college student at Harpur College and as a graduate student at Cornell University. In ...

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

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  • Cecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Orangeburg, South Carolina,

    Cecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph ...

    Cecil J. Williams remembers his childhood in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and starting his career as a photographer for several African American publications in his teens. He remembers photographing President Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, and other civil rights leaders. He also discusses the Briggs v. Elliot school desegregation case, and his photographs of the Orangeburg Massacre.

    • Contributor: Williams, Cecil J. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Lisa Anderson Todd oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C.,

    Lisa Anderson Todd oral history interview conducted by Emilye...

    Lisa Anderson Todd shares memories from when she was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) volunteer in Mississippi in 1963 and her recollections of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. Todd describes how she was introduced to the Movement during her participation in a work camp at Tougaloo College and how she went on to do voter ...

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

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  • Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 1 of 3)

    Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (p...

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Kish, Karl
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-26
  • Louise Broadway oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia,

    Louise Broadway oral history interview conducted by Will Grif...

    Louise Willingham Broadway shares her experiences of segregated education in Baker County, Georgia, and she discusses the lessons that her parents taught her when she was a child. Broadway describes her experiences as a mother sending her daughter to an all-white school. She also describes her involvement in the Baker County Movement, especially her work for a doctor who treated Freedom Riders.

    • Contributor: Broadway, Louise W. - Griffin, Willie James - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Purcell Maurice Conway oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida,

    Purcell Maurice Conway oral history interview conducted by Jo...

    Purcell Conway recalls growing up in St. Augustine, Florida, and working many odd jobs. He recalls facing discrimination, participating in demonstrations, and witnessing a riot when attempting to integrate the beach. He also discusses moving to New York City, his career as a police officer, and successfully suing the city for discrimination in promotions.

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

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

    Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Jose...

    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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  • Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Sewanee, Tennessee,

    Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin...

    Professor Scott Bates describes his career as an educator and civil rights supporter in Sewanee, Tennessee. He discusses his memories of race relations on U.S. Army bases during World War II, and he describes how he moved from the Midwest to Sewanee, Tennessee to become a college instructor of French. Once in Sewanee, Bates soon learned about the Highlander Folk School, where he attended ...

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

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  • Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California,

    Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin...

    Rick Tuttle describes his family background and when he first became aware of the sit-in movement and the Freedom Rides when he was a student at Wesleyan University. As a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he was recruited to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1963 and went to Greenwood, Mississippi, to work on voter registration drives. ...

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

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  • Ruby Nell Sales oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia,

    Ruby Nell Sales oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mo...

    Ruby Sales discusses her father's military career, growing up in Columbus, Georgia, and attending the Tuskegee Institute. She recalls joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Selma to Montgomery March, registering voters in Lowndes County, Alabama, and her arrest in Hayneville, Alabama. She remembers the murder of Jonathan Daniels, a seminary student who saved her life, and discusses her opinions on African American ...

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

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  • Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida,

    Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Jos...

    Robert Hayling recalls serving in the air force during World War II, attending the Meharry Dental School, and participating in civil rights protests in Nashville, Tennessee. He remembers starting his dental practice in St. Augustine, Florida, leading the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and the exclusion of African Americans from St. Augustine's 400th anniversary celebration, and being ...

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

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  • Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama,

    Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph M...

    Anne Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter ...

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

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  • William Saunders oral history interview conducted by Kieran Walsh Taylor in Charleston, South Carolina,

    William Saunders oral history interview conducted by Kieran W...

    William Saunders remembers his childhood on Johns Island, South Carolina, and working with Esau Jenkins, a local civil rights leader. He recalls serving in the army during the Korean War, attending the Highlander Folk School, and working at a mattress factory. He also discusses founding the "Lowcountry Newsletter," helping the workers in the Charleston Hospital Strike of 1969, and running unsuccessfully for the state ...

    • Contributor: Saunders, William - Taylor, Kieran Walsh - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida,

    Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Jos...

    Robert Hayling recalls serving in the air force during World War II, attending the Meharry Dental School, and participating in civil rights protests in Nashville, Tennessee. He remembers starting his dental practice in St. Augustine, Florida, leading the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and the exclusion of African Americans from St. Augustine's 400th anniversary celebration, and being ...

    • Contributor: Hayling, Robert Bagner - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Clarence B. Jones oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Palo Alto, California,

    Clarence B. Jones oral history interview conducted by David P...

    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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  • Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia,

    Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph M...

    Kathleen Cleaver recalls growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, India and the Philippines while her father worked for the foreign service. She remembers dropping out of college to work for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as a secretary, and witnessing the dissolution of that organization. She discusses meeting her husband, Eldridge Cleaver, joining the Black Panther Party, and organizing against police brutality.

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

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  • Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana,

    Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana,

    The Hicks family remembers their childhood in segregated Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their father, Robert Hicks, a local civil rights leader. They recall leading a children's civil rights march in Bogalusa to protest discrimination at Woolworth's, hosting two white civil rights workers, Bill Yates and Steve Miller, and being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice.

    • Contributor: Hicks Family - Burras, Carol Cummings - Collins, Barbara Maria - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Sewanee, Tennessee,

    Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin...

    Professor Scott Bates describes his career as an educator and civil rights supporter in Sewanee, Tennessee. He discusses his memories of race relations on U.S. Army bases during World War II, and he describes how he moved from the Midwest to Sewanee, Tennessee to become a college instructor of French. Once in Sewanee, Bates soon learned about the Highlander Folk School, where he attended ...

    • Contributor: Bates, Scott - Cline, David P. - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • Mary Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia,

    Mary Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin...

    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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  • William Lamar Strickland oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Amherst, Massachusetts,

    William Lamar Strickland oral history interview conducted by ...

    William Strickland recalls growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, attending Boston Latin High School and Harvard University, and serving as a Marine. He remembers his friendship with Malcolm X, joining the Northern Student Movement, and his work with Vincent Harding and the Institute of the Black World. He also discusses the current research on Malcolm X and his opinions on politics.

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

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  • Lonnie C. King oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Atlanta, Georgia,

    Lonnie C. King oral history interview conducted by Emilye Cro...

    Lonnie C. King shares his memories of growing up in Atlanta, where he attended Ebenezer Baptist Church and was close with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s family. He recalls hs stint in the U.S. Navy, his years as a student at Morehouse College, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Atlanta in the 1960s. He also remembers his relationships with older African American leaders ...

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

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  • Walter Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky,

    Walter Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cl...

    Walter Tillow discusses how he joined the Civil Rights Movement as a college student and how that led him into labor and leftist movements. He describes his childhood in New York City and the leftist politics of his parents, as well as how he learned about the Movement as a college student at Harpur College and as a graduate student at Cornell University. In ...

    • Contributor: Tillow, Walter M. - Cline, David P. - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,

    Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Jos...

    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
  • Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia,

    Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin...

    Grace Hall Miller (mother of activist Shirley Sherrod) describes her childhood in Baker County, Georgia, her education in segregated schools, her marriage to Hosie Miller, and their early involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Grace Hall Miller's commitment to the Baker County Movement grew following the murder of her husband by a white neighbor in 1965. She describes how her house became headquarters for ...

    • Contributor: Miller, Grace H. - Griffin, Willie James - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Interview with Rosanne Wagner, Naples, Italy, December 2, 2001 (part 2 of 2)

    Interview with Rosanne Wagner, Naples, Italy, December 2, 200...

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Wagner, Rosanne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-12-02
  • William S. Leventhal oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in El Segundo, California,

    William S. Leventhal oral history interview conducted by Davi...

    Willy Siegel Leventhal discusses his childhood in California, his experiences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the 1960s, and his involvement in the Summer Community Organization and Political Education Project (SCOPE). Leventhal describes what it was like to be a Jewish child in a mostly Catholic community and how his childhood experiences informed his later activism and identity. Baseball was especially ...

    • Contributor: Leventhal, Willy S. (Willy Siegel) - Cline, David P. - 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 oral history interview conducted...

    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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  • Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland,

    Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby...

    Luis Zapata describes his childhood in Orange County, California, and how he came to join the labor movement as a college student at San Jose State University. He discusses the organizing work he did with the United Farm Workers and how he ended up moving to Cleveland, Mississippi, for four years where he organized for the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union and helped to register ...

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

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  • Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues

    Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues

    In this presentation William R. Ferris discusses his book, "Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues" (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2009).

    • Contributor: Ferris, William R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-02-17
  • Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina,

    Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Jo...

    Ernest Finney recalls his father's teaching career and attending law school at South Carolina State College. He remembers defending the "Friendship Nine," a group of college students who protested segregation in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He discusses joining the South Carolina Human Rights Commission, serving as a state representative, and his election to the State Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Finney, Ernest A. (Ernest Adolphus) - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • John and Jean Rosenberg oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Prestonburg, Kentucky,

    John and Jean Rosenberg oral history interview conducted by D...

    Jean and John Rosenberg begin this interview with recollections of their families' backgrounds. Jean learned about social issues as she was raised by a Quaker family in Pennsylvania, and John's family fled Germany under threat from the Nazis. Jean attended Wilmington College and became a research analyst for the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. John grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina, where FBI ...

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

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  • Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California,

    Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by Davi...

    Mildred Pitts Walter discusses her early life in Louisiana, attending Southern University, and moving to Los Angeles in 1944. Pitts recalls meeting Earl Walter whom she married two years later, her work with Earl who headed the Los Angeles chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) from 1951 to 1963, CORE pickets of housing developers in Los Angeles, and her work as a ...

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

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  • Barbara Lynn & Friends

    Barbara Lynn & Friends

    Barbara Lynn & Friends perform Texas rhythm and blues at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Lynn, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-11-18
  • Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia,

    Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosni...

    Jamila Jones recalls participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a child and forming a singing group at age 11, the Montgomery Gospel Trio, to raise money for the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls helping the Freedom Riders, visiting the Highlander Folk Center, writing a new verse of the song "We Shall Overcome," and founding the Harambee Singers.

    • Contributor: Jones, Jamila - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Bishop, John Melville
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Matthew J. Perry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina,

    Matthew J. Perry oral history interview conducted by Joseph M...

    Judge Matthew J. Perry recalls serving in the military during World War II, and experiencing discrimination during the war. He remembers watching a trial that inspired him to go to the newly formed law school at South Carolina State College. He discusses his start as a trial lawyer in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the famous civil rights cases he argued, joining the NAACP Legal Defense ...

    • Contributor: Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James) - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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

    Gwendolyn Annette Duncan oral history interview conducted by ...

    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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  • Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina,

    Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Jo...

    Ernest Finney recalls his father's teaching career and attending law school at South Carolina State College. He remembers defending the "Friendship Nine," a group of college students who protested segregation in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He discusses joining the South Carolina Human Rights Commission, serving as a state representative, and his election to the State Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Finney, Ernest A. (Ernest Adolphus) - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Interview with Howard Marotto, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 2 of 2)

    Interview with Howard Marotto, Naples, Italy, November 26, 20...

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Marotto, Howard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-26
  • Martha Prescod Norman Noonan oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Cockeysville, Maryland,

    Martha Prescod Norman Noonan oral history interview conducted...

    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
  • Kay Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky,

    Kay Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline...

    Kay Tillow describes learning about the Civil Rights Movement as a student at the University of Illinois, where she got involved with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She remembers attending the trials of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) workers in Cairo, Illinois, and traveling to Ghana in 1962. When she returned to the United States in 1963 she participated ...

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

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  • Myrtle Gonza Glascoe oral history interview conducted by Dwandalyn Reece in Capitol Heights, Maryland,

    Myrtle Gonza Glascoe oral history interview conducted by Dwan...

    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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  • Lonnie C. King oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Atlanta, Georgia,

    Lonnie C. King oral history interview conducted by Emilye Cro...

    Lonnie C. King shares his memories of growing up in Atlanta, where he attended Ebenezer Baptist Church and was close with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s family. He recalls hs stint in the U.S. Navy, his years as a student at Morehouse College, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Atlanta in the 1960s. He also remembers his relationships with older African American leaders ...

    • Contributor: King, Lonnie C. - Crosby, Emilye - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C.,

    William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosb...

    William Lucy discusses his role in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in the 1960s, especially how he and the union supported the 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1966 Lucy started to work for AFSCME in Washington, D.C., as the Associate Director of the Department of Legislation and Community Affairs. Lucy explains AFSCME's support of the Civil ...

    • Contributor: Lucy, William - Crosby, Emilye - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • Sam Mahone oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia,

    Sam Mahone oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Je...

    Sam Mahone discusses his experiences of racial segregation and discrimination in Americus, Georgia, and how he came to be involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). After he joined SNCC, he participated in an array of activism: picketing a segregated movie theater, registering voters, and organizing in the black community. He also discusses the arrests that he and other activists experienced due to ...

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

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  • Ruby Nell Sales oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia,

    Ruby Nell Sales oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mo...

    Ruby Sales discusses her father's military career, growing up in Columbus, Georgia, and attending the Tuskegee Institute. She recalls joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Selma to Montgomery March, registering voters in Lowndes County, Alabama, and her arrest in Hayneville, Alabama. She remembers the murder of Jonathan Daniels, a seminary student who saved her life, and discusses her opinions on African American ...

    • Contributor: Sales, Ruby - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Clifford Browner oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia,

    Clifford Browner oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kw...

    Clifford Browner discusses his childhood in Sasser, Georgia, and how he came to be involved in the Southwest Georgia Movement for civil rights in the early 1960s. He describes mass meetings at Mount Olive Baptist Church, protesting racial segregation at his high school, and participating in the March on Washington. He concludes the interview by evaluating the changes he has seen in southwest Georgia ...

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

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

    John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin...

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

    Richard Barry Sobol oral history interview conducted by Josep...

    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
  • Lucius Holloway, Sr., and Emma Kate Holloway oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia,

    Lucius Holloway, Sr., and Emma Kate Holloway oral history int...

    In this short interview, Lucius Holloway, Sr., and Emma Kate Holloway describe their experiences in Terrell County, Georgia. They discuss their childhood memories of Southwest Georgia, and how they came to meet and marry. The remainder of the interview focuses on their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, the harassment they faced from white supremacists, and their role in registering black voters.

    • Contributor: Holloway, Emma Kate - Holloway, Lucius - Jeffries, Hasan Kwame - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Interview with Rosanne Wagner, Naples, Italy, December 2, 2001 (part 1 of 2)

    Interview with Rosanne Wagner, Naples, Italy, December 2, 200...

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Wagner, Rosanne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-12-02
  • Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C.,

    Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Em...

    Cecilia Suyat Marshall recalls moving from Hawaii to New York where she found a job as a secretary with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1948. Marshall notes some of the highlights of her experiences at the NAACP offices, including the organization's victory in the Brown v. Board case, traveling the South with NAACP staff, and attending conferences. There ...

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

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  • Oral History with Harmonia Band

    Oral History with Harmonia Band

    Members of "Harmonia" discuss the band's origins and the traditional folk music of Eastern Europe.

    • Contributor: Austen, Theadocia Millich - Harmonia (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-07-11
  • Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas

    Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas

    Gary Haleamau and his band perform traditional Hawaiian slack-key guitar from Nevada, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Haleamau, Gary
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-08-20
  • Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia,

    Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Jo...

    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
  • Sam Young, Jr., oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia,

    Sam Young, Jr., oral history interview conducted by Will Grif...

    Samuel J. Young, Jr., describes his childhood in Worth County, Georgia, during the 1950s. He recalls the racial violence that he witnessed and heard stories about as a child. After graduating high school he joined the Southwest Georgia Project. He helped to start a newspaper for the project and was also involved in the group's initiative to develop a self-sufficient farm to counteract discrimination ...

    • Contributor: Young, Sam - Griffin, Willie James - 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 oral history interview conducted by Julian Bon...

    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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  • Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland,

    Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby...

    Luis Zapata describes his childhood in Orange County, California, and how he came to join the labor movement as a college student at San Jose State University. He discusses the organizing work he did with the United Farm Workers and how he ended up moving to Cleveland, Mississippi, for four years where he organized for the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union and helped to register ...

    • Contributor: Zapata, Luis - Crosby, Emilye - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland,

    Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Jose...

    Freeman A. Hrabowski recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He also discusses attending Hampton University and later starting the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for African American men studying math and science.

    • Contributor: Hrabowski, Freeman A. - 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 oral history interview conducted by Patricia...

    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