Film, Video Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-27.
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- Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-27.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
- Jones, Jamila, 1944- (Interviewee)
- Bishop, John Melville (Videographer)
- Created / Published
- Atlanta, Georgia, None 2011, 4
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Freedom Rides, 1961
- - We shall overcome
- - African American singers--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
- - Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956
- - Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
- - Harambee Singers
- - Montgomery Gospel Trio
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: Jamila Jones recalls participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a child and forming a singing group at age 11, the Montgomery Gospel Trio, to raise money for the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls helping the Freedom Riders, visiting the Highlander Folk Center, writing a new verse of the song "We Shall Overcome," and founding the Harambee Singers.
- - Biographical History: Jamila Jones was born in 1944 in Montgomery, Alabama. She worked as singer and artist and wrote one of the verses of the song, "We Shall Overcome."
- - 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 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (49 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (23 pages)
- Call Number
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
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