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

Format Film, Video
Contributors Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Mosnier, Joseph
Sales, Ruby
Dates 2011
Location Alabama
Atlanta
Georgia
United States
Language English
Subjects (
['Interviews', 'Filmed Interviews', 'Oral Histories']
African American Civil Rights Workers
African American College Students
Alabama
Atlanta (Ga.)
Civil Rights Movements
Civil Rights Workers
Daniels, Jonathan Myrick
Event Place
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral Histories
Sales, Ruby
Selma to Montgomery Rights March
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
Selma, Ala.)
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Tuskegee Institute
United States
Title
Ruby Nell Sales oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia,
Summary
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 history and the current rate of African Americans in prison.
Contributor Names
Sales, Ruby, interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Subject Headings
-  Daniels, Jonathan Myrick,--1939-1965
-  Sales, Ruby,--Interviews
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  Tuskegee Institute
-  Selma to Montgomery Rights March--(1965 :--Selma, Ala.)
-  African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Interviews
-  African American college students--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Alabama
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Atlanta (Ga.)--event place
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 25, 2011.
-  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Ruby Sales was born in 1948 and grew up in Alabama. She attended Carver High School, Tuskegee University, and Manhattanville College. She worked as the founder and director of Spirithouse and as a social justice activist. She was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field worker in Alabama.
-  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.
-  In English.
-  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
Medium
1 transcript (46 pages).
10 video files of 10 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (92 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0007/
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