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  • Film, Video

    Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013-03-02.

    Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Brown, Amos C. (amos Cleophilus)
    • Date: 2013-03-02

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  • Film, Video

    Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Sewanee, Tennessee, 2013-06-20.

    Professor Scott Bates describes his career as an educator and civil rights supporter in Sewanee, Tennessee. He discusses his memories of race relations on U.S. Army bases during World War II, and he describes how he moved from the Midwest to Sewanee, Tennessee to become a college instructor of French. Once in Sewanee, Bates soon learned about the Highlander Folk School, where he attended ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Bates, Scott
    • Date: 2013-06-20

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    William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan, 2011-07-26.

    William Anderson recalls growing up in Americus, Georgia, serving in the navy during World War II, and his friendships with Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ralph Abernathy. He remembers opening his osteopath practice in Albany, Georgia, becoming a leader of the Albany Movement, and supporting protesters from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He discusses his several arrests with King and Abernathy, appearing on ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Anderson, William G.
    • Date: 2011-07-26

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    Clarence B. Jones oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Palo Alto, California, 2013-04-15.

    Dr. Clarence B. Jones shares memories from his work as a legal advisor and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In particular, he describes his significant contributions to the "I Have a Dream" speech, which King delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Jones also describes his early life living in a Philadelphia home for indigent black orphans and foster children, because ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Jones, Clarence
    • Date: 2013-04-15

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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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    Louise Broadway oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.

    Louise Willingham Broadway shares her experiences of segregated education in Baker County, Georgia, and she discusses the lessons that her parents taught her when she was a child. Broadway describes her experiences as a mother sending her daughter to an all-white school. She also describes her involvement in the Baker County Movement, especially her work for a doctor who treated Freedom Riders.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Griffin, Willie James - Broadway, Louise W.
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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    Myrtle Gonza Glascoe oral history interview conducted by Dwandalyn Reece in Capitol Heights, Maryland, 2010-11-17.

    Myrtle Gonza Glascoe recalls growing up in Washington, D.C., attending Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania, and her early career in education and social work. She remembers joining the Baltimore Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), moving to California, and her work as a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Field Secretary in West Point, Mississippi and Phillips County, Arkansas, where she worked closely with ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Reece, Dwandalyn R.
    • Date: 2010-11-17

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    Charles Siler oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Dallas, Texas, 2013-05-10.

    • Contributor: Bishop, John Melville - Cline, David P. - Siler, Charles E.
    • Date: 2013-05-10

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    William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013-06-25.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Crosby, Emilye - Lucy, William
    • Date: 2013-06-25

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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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    Walter Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013-06-21.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Tillow, Walter M.
    • Date: 2013-06-21

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    Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California, 2013-04-11.

    Ben Caldwell shares his family's history in the Southwest and his childhood experience in New Mexico. Caldwell describes his military service during the Vietnam War and how his experiences made him reflect on racial prejudices in the United States. He began studying art, and he eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he has been part of a black arts movement since the 1970s. He ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Caldwell, Ben R.
    • Date: 2013-04-11

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    Gloria Claudette Grinnell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Ojai, California, 2013-04-14.

    Gloria Claudette Grinnell recounts her participation in the sit-in movement in Richmond, Virginia, when she was a student at Virginia Union University. She describes her family's history on the East Coast and explains how she and her mother ended up in San Francisco. She discusses her decision to move from California to attend Virginia Union. She describes the sit-in movement that she joined in ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Grinnell, Gloria Claudette
    • Date: 2013-04-14

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    Bill Russell oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Seattle, Washington, 2013-05-12.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Branch, Taylor - Russell, Bill
    • Date: 2013-05-12

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    Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California, 2013-03-01.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - McNichols, Steven
    • Date: 2013-03-01

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    Robert McClary oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Jeffries, Hasan Kwame - McClary, Robert
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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    Sam Mahone oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Jeffries, Hasan Kwame - Mahone, Sam
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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  • Collection

    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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    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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  • Film, Video

    Mary Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.

    Mary Jenkins describes Albany, Georgia, during her childhood and discusses moments when she encountered racial prejudice. She describes her education in all-black schools, her decision to attend Fisk University, and her longing to become a teacher. Around the time of Brown v. Board of Education, she began teaching in Georgia and witnessed negative reactions of white administrators to the decision. Jenkins describes her decision ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Griffin, Willie James - Jenkins, Mary F.
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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    John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York, 2013-08-18.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Carlos, John P.
    • Date: 2013-08-18

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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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    Walter Bruce oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Durant, Mississippi, 2013-03-11.

    Walter Bruce shares memories of his childhood in Durant, Mississippi, where his family sharecropped. As a young man he became a carpenter and also a gospel singer. He describes his early involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, including his participation in Mississippi Freedom Summer. Bruce was involved in community and political organizing throughout the 1960s, from helping to start health clinics and participating in ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Bruce, Walter - Dittmer, John
    • Date: 2013-03-11

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  • Film, Video

    Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana, 2013-10-03.

    The Reverend Doctor Harry Blake discusses his childhood on a plantation in Louisiana in the 1930s and 1940s and how he became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in Shreveport, Louisiana. Blake joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1960 after he heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., give a speech at Bishop College in Texas, where he was a student. Blake discusses ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Blake, Harry
    • Date: 2013-10-03

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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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