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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 - Adams-Johnson, Frankye - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Annie Pearl ... Abernathy, Donzaleigh - Abernathy, Juandalynn R. - Abernathy, Ralph David - Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Adams-Johnson, Frankye - 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, Raylawni G. - 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 - Connor, Peggy Jean - Conway, Purcell Maurice - Cotton, Dorothy F. - Cox, Courtland - Crosby, David L. - Crosby, Patricia A. - Dahmer, Ellie J. - Dahmer, Vernon - Derby, Doris Adelaide - Dixon, Aaron Floyd - Dixon, Elmer - Dove, Samuel - Dudley, John F. - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette - Finney, Ernest A. (Ernest Adolphus) - Fuller, Linda - Funchess, Glenda - Gaither, Thomas Walter - Geiger, Jack - George, Virginia Simms - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Greenberg, Jack - Grinnell, Gloria Claudette - Guster, Leesco - 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, Eddie - Holloway, Emma Kate - Holloway, Lucius - Hopkins, Evans D. - Hrabowski, Freeman A. - Hutchings, Phil - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Jarmon, Charles - Jenkins, Mary F. - Jenkins, Timothy - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Jones, Clarence - Jones, James Oscar - Jones, Jamila - Jones, Mary A. - Jones, Nathaniel Hawthorne - King, Lonnie C. - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Lawrence, William M. - Leventhal, Willy S. (Willy Siegel) - Long, Worth W. - Lowery, Joseph E. - Lucy, William - Luper, Calvin - Magee, Clarence - Mahone, Sam - Marshall, Cecilia - McClary, Robert - McCullar, Johnnie Ruth - McDew, Charles - McKinney, Samuel Berry - McLaurin, Charles - McNichols, Steven - Miller, Carolyn - Miller, Grace H. - Miller, James - Moldovan, Alfred - Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer - Newson, Moses J. - Noonan, Martha P. - Parker, Wheeler - Patton, Gwendolyn M. - Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James) - Richardson, Gloria - Richardson, Judy - Robinson, Betty Garman - 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 - Zellner, Dorothy - Bishop, John Melville - Branch, Taylor - 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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    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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    Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia, 2011-09-15.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Sherrod, Shirley
    • Date: 2011-09-15

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    Wheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23. Wheeler Parker, Jr., discusses his visit to Mississippi with his cousin, Emmett Till. He recalls the incident at Bryant's store and the night that Till was kidnapped, and Till's funeral in Chicago. He remembers how the murder and publicity affected his family, the reopening of the case in 2004, and efforts to memorialize Till.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Parker, Wheeler
    • Date: 2011-05-23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Pete Seeger oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Beacon, New York, 2011-07-22.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Seeger, Pete
    • Date: 2011-07-22

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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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    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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    Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oakland, California, 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: Hutchings, Phil - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011

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    Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 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: Greenberg, Jack - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011
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    Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-27. Jamila Jones recalls participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a child and forming a singing group at age 11, the Montgomery Gospel Trio, to raise money for the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls helping the Freedom Riders, visiting the Highlander Folk Center, writing a new verse of the song "We Shall Overcome," and founding the Harambee Singers.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Jones, Jamila - Bishop, John Melville
    • Date: 2011-04-27

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    Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana, Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins remember their mother and sister Gayle Jenkins, a leader of the civil rights movement in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They discuss their family history, how the family became involved in the movement, and Willie Jenkins' court case to integrate the public schools. They recall being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, marching in local rallies, ...
    • Contributor: Bennett, Geraldine Crawford - Breaux, Toni - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011
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    Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey, 2011-07-20.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Williams, Junius W.
    • Date: 2011-07-20

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    James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, James Oscar Jones remembers growing up on a farm in Arkansas, the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, and attending the Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College in Pine Bluff. He discusses his involvement in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and meeting activists Bill Hansen and Ben Grinage. He recalls participating in sit-ins at Woolworth's drug store in Pine Bluff, and ...
    • Contributor: Jones, James Oscar - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011

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    David Mercer Ackerman and Satoko Ito Ackerman oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-09-20. David and Satoko Ackerman recall meeting at the Chicago Theological Seminary and remember their classmate Jesse Jackson urging students to attend the Selma to Montgomery March. They recall traveling to Selma, participating in the march, and their later life in Silver Spring, Maryland.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito
    • Date: 2011-09-20

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    Marilyn Luper Hildreth oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011-05-24. Marilyn Hildreth describes growing up in segregated Oklahoma and the leadership of her mother, Clara Luper, in the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group. She recalls participating in a drug store sit-in as a child, and the success the group had with several restaurants in Oklahoma City. She remembers her mother's leadership in the African American community in ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper
    • Date: 2011-05-24

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    Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Market, Tennessee, 2011-09-19. Candie Carawan recalls attending Fisk University as an exchange student and meeting civil rights activists in Nashville, Tennessee. She discusses meeting Guy Carawan at the Highlander Folk School, the importance of music to the civil rights movement, and Guy's work to record singers involved with the movement. The two perform several songs, including "Tree of Life," "Eyes on the Prize," and "We Shall Overcome."
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Carawan, Guy - Carawan, Candie
    • Date: 2011-09-19

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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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    Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth ...
    • Contributor: Cox, Courtland - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011

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