Format Film, Video
Contributors Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Hopkins, Evans D.
Mosnier, Joseph
Dates 2011
Location Richmond
United States
Language English
Subjects African American Civil Rights Workers
African American Prisoners
Black Panther Party
Civil Rights Movements
Filmed Interviews
Oral Histories
School Integration
Seale, Bobby
United States
Evans Derrell Hopkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Richmond, Virginia, 2011-07-07.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Hopkins, Evans D., 1954- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Richmond, Virginia, July 2011, 7
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  African American civil rights workers--Interviews
-  African American prisoners--Interviews
-  School integration--Virginia--Danville
-  Black Panther Party
-  Seale, Bobby, 1936-
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
-  Summary: Evans Hopkins recalls growing up in Danville, Virginia, and participating in efforts to desegregate public schools and the library. He remembers joining the Black Panther Party in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Oakland, California, and working on Bobby Seale's campaign for Mayor of Oakland. He also discusses his imprisonment for car theft and the high rate of incarceration among African American men.
-  Biographical History: Evans Hopkins was born in 1954 in Danville, Virginia, married Ruth Hopkins, and had one son. He attended R.J. Reynolds High School and Winston-Salem State University. He joined the Black Panther Party and worked as a writer. Hopkins is the author of the book, Life After Life: A Story of Rage and Redemption.
-  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
-  Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (118 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (45 pages)
Call Number
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
American Folklife Center

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