Film, Video Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-27.

Format Film, Video
Contributors Bishop, John Melville
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Jones, Jamila
Mosnier, Joseph
Dates 2011
Location Atlanta
Georgia
United States
Language English
Subjects African American Singers
Civil Rights Movements
Filmed Interviews
Freedom Rides
Harambee Singers
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
Interviews
Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala.
Montgomery Gospel Trio
Oral Histories
Songs and Music
United States
We Shall Overcome
Title
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
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  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.
Medium
4 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (49 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (23 pages)
Call Number
afc2010039_crhp0009_jonesjamila_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0009_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0009_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0009_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0009_mv04.mov
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center

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