Film, Video C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-03-29.
- C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-03-29.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Vivian, C. T. (Interviewee)
- Branch, Taylor (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Atlanta, Georgia, None 2011, 3
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - African American civil rights workers--Interviews
- - African American clergy--Interviews
- - Children's Crusade, 1963
- - Freedom Rides, 1961
- - Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: 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 Leadership Conference (SCLC).
- - Biographical History: C. T. Vivian was born in 1924 in Howard County, Missouri, married Octavia Genes, and had four children. He attended Western Illinois University and worked as a minister and civil rights leader in Nashville, Tennessee.
- - 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.).
- - Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact.
- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 4 videocassettes of 4 (DVCAM) (246 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master. 3 photographs: digital, jpg files, color. 1 transcript (229 pages)
- Call Number
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
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