The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
In our own words: The Negro spirituals heritage keepers
Repository: Mills College. Special Collections and Archive
Collection Description (CRHP): Some interviews discuss experiences with Jim Crow-era segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. This oral history project was sponsored by the Friends of Negro Spirituals.
Collection Description (Extant): The project consists of a collection of ten informative DVDs and corresponding transcripts, each based on an interview with an individual who has contributed and/or who is contributing to the preservation of the Negro Spirituals heritage in Oakland, CA.
Extent: 10 DVDs and transcripts
Finding Aid: Catalog records for nine interviews are available in the Mills College library catalog
Interviewees: William Bell, Lyvonne Chrisman, Marcella Conley, Helen Dilworth, Doug Edwards, Sam Edwards, Jacqueline Hairston, Autris Paige, Linda Tillery, Cleophas Williams, Sadie Williams
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American musicians
African American singers
Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music