Format Film, Video
Contributors Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Hutchings, Phil
Mosnier, Joseph
Dates 2011
Location California
Oakland
United States
Language English
Subjects African American Civil Rights Workers
African American College Students
Carmichael, Stokely
Civil Rights Demonstrations
Civil Rights Movements
Filmed Interviews
Howard University
Howard University. Nonviolent Action Group
Interviews
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.)
Maryland
New Jersey
Newark
Newark Community Union Project (N.J.)
Oral Histories
Riots
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Students for A Democratic Society (U.S.)
United States
Title
Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oakland, California, 2011-09-01.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Hutchings, Phil, 1942- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Oakland, California, January 2011, 9
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  African American civil rights workers--Interviews
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  African American college students--Interviews
-  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.)
-  Howard University. Nonviolent Action Group
-  Howard University
-  Riots--New Jersey--Newark
-  Newark Community Union Project (N.J.)
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Maryland
-  Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
-  Carmichael, Stokely
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- California -- Oakland
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: Phil Hutchings recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, his parents' involvement in many civic organizations, and attending Howard University. He remembers joining the Nonviolent Action Group (a precursor to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)), protesting at the White Rice Inn in Maryland, and working with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. He discusses moving to Newark, New Jersey, to work for SNCC, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the Newark Community Union Project. He also recalls organizing District of Columbia residents for the March on Washington and witnessing the Newark riots in 1967.
-  Biographical History: Phil Hutchings was born in 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Howard University and worked in education and non-profit management. He was a civil rights activist and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Newark, New Jersey.
-  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
9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (164 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (90 pages)
Call Number
afc2010039_crhp0042_hutchings_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0042_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0042_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0042_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0042_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0042_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0042_mv06.mov
afc2010039_crhp0042_mv07.mov
afc2010039_crhp0042_mv08.mov
afc2010039_crhp0042_mv09.mov
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center


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