The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
[Jonathan Daniels videotapes]
Repository: Virginia Military Institute. Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): These videotapes are of Virginia Military Institute ceremonies commemorating civil rights martyr Jonathan Daniels (a 1961 VMI grad) and of people who knew him and worked beside him in the Civil Rights Movement speaking of their experiences. A humanitarian award is bestowed in his honor and has been given to Jimmy Carter and Andrew Young. The Promaji (Swahili word for togetherness) Club, a group dedicated to racial harmony at VMI, has played a role in these events.
The videos/DVDs in the collection include:
--Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian Award- Ambassador Andrew Young, 2006
--Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian Award- James Earl (Jimmy) Carter, 2001
--Jonathan Daniels Ceremony March 2000
--Jonathan Daniels Ceremony 1998
--Jonathan Daniels Courtyard Dedication, 2004
--Ruby Sales speech about Jonathan Daniels, Mar. 2006 (Ruby Sales was the woman whose life was saved by Daniels).
--Cadet Life: Black History Month (1995)
--Jonathan Daniels Tribute (No date listed)
Access Copy Note: The videotapes titled "Cadet Life: Black History Month" (1995) might be re-titled. These videotapes are part of the Media Collection of the VMI Archives.
Digital Status: No
Extent: DVDS (converted from videotapes)
Related Archival Items: See the Jonathan Daniels alumni file at VMI, and a photo album/scrapbook of Jonathan Daniels's. VMI also has records of the Promaji club. The Episcopal Divinity School's Special Collections and Archives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, also has materials related to Jonathan Daniels. See the online exhibit, including primary documents, about Jonathan Daniels: http://www.vmi.edu/archives2.aspx?id=14481.
Interviewees: Ruby Sales
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Civil rights movements--Alabama
Civil rights workers--Alabama
Daniels, Jonathan Myrick, 1939-1965
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
Young, Andrew, 1932-