Format Film, Video
Contributors Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Mosnier, Joseph
Strickland, William
Dates 2011
Location Amherst
Massachusetts
United States
Language English
Subjects African American Civil Rights Workers
African American College Teachers
African American Veterans
Boston Latin School (Mass.)
Civil Rights Movements
Filmed Interviews
Harding, Vincent
Harvard University
Institute of the Black World
Interviews
Northern Student Movement
Oral Histories
United States
X, Malcolm
Title
William Lamar Strickland oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Amherst, Massachusetts, 2011-09-23.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Strickland, William, 1937- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Amherst, Massachusetts
Subject Headings
-  Harvard University
-  African American veterans--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  African American civil rights workers--Interviews
-  African American college teachers--Interviews
-  X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
-  Boston Latin School (Mass.)
-  Northern Student Movement
-  Harding, Vincent
-  Institute of the Black World
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Massachusetts -- Amherst
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: William Strickland recalls growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, attending Boston Latin High School and Harvard University, and serving as a Marine. He remembers his friendship with Malcolm X, joining the Northern Student Movement, and his work with Vincent Harding and the Institute of the Black World. He also discusses the current research on Malcolm X and his opinions on politics.
-  Biographical History: William Strickland was born in 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University and worked as a professor of political science and Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
-  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
2 video files of 2 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (130 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (56 pages)
Call Number
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afc2010039_crhp0055_mv02.mov
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afc2010039_crhp0055_mv06.mov
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afc2010039_crhp0055_mv10.mov
afc2010039_crhp0055_mv11.mov
afc2010039_crhp0055_mv12.mov
afc2010039_crhp0055_strickland_transcript.docx
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center


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