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    Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-08.

    Ernest Finney recalls his father's teaching career and attending law school at South Carolina State College. He remembers defending the "Friendship Nine," a group of college students who protested segregation in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He discusses joining the South Carolina Human Rights Commission, serving as a state representative, and his election to the State Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Finney, Ernest A. (ernest Adolphus)
    • Date: 2011-06-08

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  • Film, Video

    Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland, 2011-08-14.

    Freeman A. Hrabowski recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He also discusses attending Hampton University and later starting the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for African American men studying math and science.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hrabowski, Freeman A.
    • Date: 2011-08-14

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    Calvin Luper oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011-05-24.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Luper, Calvin
    • Date: 2011-05-24

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    Evans Derrell Hopkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Richmond, Virginia, 2011-07-07.

    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.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hopkins, Evans D.
    • Date: 2011-07-07

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    Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-28.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Breaux, Toni - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford
    • Date: 2011-05-28

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    Alfred Moldovan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-19.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Moldovan, Alfred
    • Date: 2011-07-19

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    Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama, 2011-06-01.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Patton, Gwendolyn M
    • Date: 2011-06-01

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    Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-27.

    The Hicks family remembers their childhood in segregated Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their father, Robert Hicks, a local civil rights leader. They recall leading a children's civil rights march in Bogalusa to protest discrimination at Woolworth's, hosting two white civil rights workers, Bill Yates and Steve Miller, and being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Collins, Barbara Maria - Burras, Carol Cummings - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks Family
    • Date: 2011-05-27
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    Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oakland, California, 2011-09-01.

    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 ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hutchings, Phil
    • Date: 2011-09-01

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    Carrie M. Young oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Little Rock, Arkansas, 2011-09-26.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Young, Carrie Lamar
    • Date: 2011-09-26

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    Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23.

    Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Wright, Simeon
    • Date: 2011-05-23

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    Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Lowery, Joseph (joseph E.)
    • Date: 2011-06-06

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    Civil Rights History Project

    On May 12, 2009, the U. S. Congress authorized a national initiative by passing The Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-19). The law directs the Library of Congress (LOC) and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) to conduct a survey of existing oral history collections with relevance to the Civil Rights movement to obtain ...

    • Contributor: Abernathy, Donzaleigh - Abernathy, Juandalynn R. - Abernathy, Ralph David - Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Annie Pearl - Bailey, D'army ... Abernathy, Donzaleigh - Abernathy, Juandalynn R. - Abernathy, Ralph David - Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Annie Pearl - Bailey, D'army - Bassett, Emmett W. - Bassett, Priscilla - Bates, Scott - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford - Blake, Harry - Bond, Julian - Booker, Simeon - Branch, Taylor - Breaux, Toni - Broadway, Louise W. - Brown, Amos C. (amos Cleophilus) - Brown, Robert J. - Browner, Clifford - Bruce, Walter - Burns, Julia Matilda - Burras, Carol Cummings - Caldwell, Ben R. - Carawan, Candie - Carawan, Guy - Carlos, John - Carter, Robert L. - Churchville, John Elliott - Clark, Robert George - Cleaver, Kathleen - Collins, Barbara Maria - Conway, Purcell Maurice - Cotton, Dorothy F. - Cox, Courtland - Derby, Doris Adelaide - Dixon, Aaron Floyd - Dixon, Elmer - Dove, Samuel - Dudley, John F. - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette - Finney, Ernest A. (ernest Adolphus) - Fuller, Linda - Gaither, Thomas Walter - Geiger, Jack - George, Virginia Simms - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Greenberg, Jack - Grinnell, Gloria Claudette - Guyot, Lawrence - Hamilton, Audrey Nell - Hayling, Robert Bagner - Head, Rosie M. - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper - Hill, Oliver W. - Holloway, Emma Kate - Holloway, Lucius - Hopkins, Evans D. - Hrabowski, Freeman A. - Hutchings, Phil - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Jarmon, Charles - Jenkins, Mary F. - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Jones, Clarence - Jones, James Oscar - Jones, Jamila - Jones, Mary A. - King, Lonnie C. - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Lawrence, William M. - Leventhal, Willy S. (willy Siegel) - Lowery, Joseph E. - Lucy, William - Luper, Calvin - Mahone, Sam - Marshall, Cecilia - McClary, Robert - McCullar, Johnnie Ruth - McDew, Charles - McKinney, Samuel Berry - McNichols, Steven - Miller, Grace H. - Moldovan, Alfred - Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer - Newson, Moses J. - Noonan, Martha P. - Parker, Wheeler - Patton, Gwendolyn M. - Perry, Matthew J. (matthew James) - Richardson, Gloria - Rosenberg, Jean Voelker - Rosenberg, John M. - Roxborough, Mildred Bond - Russell, Bill - Sales, Ruby - Saunders, William - Seeger, Pete - Sellers, Cleveland - Sherrod, Charles - Sherrod, Shirley - Siler, Charles E. - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah - Simpson, Euvester - Sobol, Anne Buxton - Sobol, Richard - Stewart, Eleanor - Strickland, William - Suggs, Frances L - Suggs, Harold - Terry, Esther M. A. - Thelwell, Michael - Tillow, Kay - Tillow, Walter M. - Todd, Lisa Anderson - Tuttle, Rick - Ulmer, Joeann Anderson - Vickers, Barbara Edna - Vivian, C. T. - Walter, Mildred Pitts - Williams, Cecil J. - Williams, Junius W. - Wright, Simeon - Young, Carrie Lamar - Young, Sam - Zapata, Luis - Bishop, John Melville - Cline, David P. - Crosby, Emilye - Dittmer, John - Griffin, Willie James - Jeffries, Hasan Kwame - Mosnier, Joseph - Paysour, Lafleur - Reece, Dwandalyn R. - Sullivan, Patricia - Taylor, Kieran Walsh - Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - National Museum of African American History and Culture (u.s.) - Library of Congress - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Southern Oral History Program
    • Date: 2010

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    Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama, 2011-05-31.

    Anne Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Avery, Anne Pearl
    • Date: 2011-05-31

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    Dorothy Foreman Cotton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Ithaca, New York, 2011-07-25.

    Dorothy Foreman Cotton discusses growing up in rural North Carolina, attending Shaw University and Virginia State College, working as a housekeeper for the president of these colleges, Dr. Robert Prentiss Daniel, and meeting her husband, George Cotton. She discusses attending the Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg, Virginia, working with pastor Wyatt T. Walker on organizing civil rights protests and meetings, and meeting Martin Luther ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Cotton, Dorothy F.
    • Date: 2011-07-25

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    Dorie Ann Ladner and Joyce Ladner oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-09-20.

    Doris and Joyce Ladner discuss organizing for the March on Washington with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Dorie Ladner recalls her work with SNCC in Natchez, Mississippi, and the murder and trial of Medgar Evers. They both remember growing up in Palmers Crossing, Mississippi, their family history, joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth chapter led by Clyde ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A.
    • Date: 2011-09-20

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    Barbara Edna Vickers oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-13.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Vickers, Barbara Edna
    • Date: 2011-09-13

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    Charles F. McDew oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia, 2011-06-04.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - McDew, Charles
    • Date: 2011-06-04

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    Matthew J. Perry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-07.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Perry, Matthew J. (matthew James)
    • Date: 2011-06-07

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    Cynthia Baker Anderson and Fletcher Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-27.

    Cynthia and Fletcher Anderson remember the segregation and job discrimination they faced in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their decision to join the Civil Rights Movement. Fletcher recalls working many different jobs at the Crown Zellerbach paper mill, the harassment of the police and Ku Klux Klan, and joining the Deacons of Defense and Justice. They discuss their job discrimination lawsuits, their friends involved in the ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker
    • Date: 2011-05-27

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    John Elliott Churchville oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011-07-15.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Churchville, John Elliott
    • Date: 2011-07-15

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    Doris Adelaide Derby oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-26.

    Doris Derby discusses her childhood in the Bronx, joining a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and attending Hunter College. She recalls her work in African art and dance, and traveling to Albany, Georgia, to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with voter registration. She remembers teaching adult literacy in Mississippi with SNCC, starting the Free Southern Theater, ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Derby, Doris Adelaide
    • Date: 2011-04-26

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    Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-18.

    Jack Greenberg remembers attending Columbia University Law School, working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and arguing the Brown v. Board of Education case. He discusses working on many other civil rights cases, such as Coke v. City of Atlanta, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, and Griggs v. Duke Power.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Greenberg, Jack
    • Date: 2011-07-18

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    Charles Melvin Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia, 2011-06-04.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Sherrod, Charles
    • Date: 2011-06-04

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    Gloria Hayes Richardson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-19.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Richardson, Gloria
    • Date: 2011-07-19

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