Format Film, Video
Contributors Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Cleaver, Kathleen
Mosnier, Joseph
Dates 2011
Location Atlanta
Georgia
United States
Language English
Subjects African American Civil Rights Workers
African American College Students
Black Nationalism
Black Panther Party
Civil Rights Movements
Cleaver, Eldridge
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral Histories
Police Brutality
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
United States
Title
Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-09-16.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Cleaver, Kathleen (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Atlanta, Georgia, None 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
-  Black Panther Party
-  Police brutality
-  Black nationalism
-  Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: Kathleen Cleaver recalls growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, India and the Philippines while her father worked for the foreign service. She remembers dropping out of college to work for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as a secretary, and witnessing the dissolution of that organization. She discusses meeting her husband, Eldridge Cleaver, joining the Black Panther Party, and organizing against police brutality.
-  Biographical History: Kathleen Cleaver was born in 1945 in Dallas, Texas, married Eldridge Cleaver, and had two children. She attended Oberlin College, Barnard College, and Yale University, and worked as a political activist, attorney, and professor. She is noted for her involvement with the Black Panther Party with Eldridge Cleaver.
-  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
10 video files of 10 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (123 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (57 pages)
Call Number
afc2010039_crhp0051_cleaver_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0051_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0051_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0051_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0051_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0051_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0051_mv06.mov
afc2010039_crhp0051_mv07.mov
afc2010039_crhp0051_mv08.mov
afc2010039_crhp0051_mv09.mov
afc2010039_crhp0051_mv10.mov
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center


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