Film, Video Myrtle Gonza Glascoe oral history interview conducted by Dwandalyn Reece in Capitol Heights, Maryland, 2010-11-17.
- Myrtle Gonza Glascoe oral history interview conducted by Dwandalyn Reece in Capitol Heights, Maryland, 2010-11-17.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza (Interviewee)
- Reece, Dwandalyn R. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Capitol Heights, Maryland, None 2010, 11
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - African American civil rights workers--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--Arkansas
- - Civil rights movements--Mississippi
- - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- - Avery Research Center
- - Congress of Racial Equality
- - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome, 1923-
- - Himmelbaum, Howard
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- Maryland -- Capitol Heights
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: 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 Howard Himmelbaum and Gertrude Jackson. She also discusses her work as the director of the Avery Research Center and her opinions on the education of African Americans.
- - Biographical History: Myrtle Gonza Glascoe was born in 1936 and attended Howard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University. She worked as a social worker, college professor, and teacher. From 1965 to 1967 she was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Field Secretary in Phillips County, Arkansas, and West Point, Mississippi.
- - Acquisition Note: The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
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- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCAM) (94 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master. 3 photographs : digital, jpg files, color. 1 transcript (83 pages)
- Call Number
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
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