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  • Film, Video

    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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    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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    Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Petersburg, Virginia, 2013-08-17.

    Oliver W. Hill, Jr., discusses his father, civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill. He explains his father's childhood and education in Roanoke, Virginia, how he ended up at Howard University in the 1920s, where he was in the same class as Thurgood Marshall and studied law under Charles Hamilton Houston. In the 1930s Hill reunited with both of them to work for the NAACP Legal ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Hill, Oliver W.
    • Date: 2013-08-17

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    Virginia Simms George oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Northborough, Massachusetts, 2013-08-24.

    Virginia Simms George remembers growing up in segregated Newport News, Virginia, attending Virginia Union University, and her desire to become a lawyer. She recalls participating in a protest at Thalhimers department store in Richmond, Virginia. She discusses her work as a teacher, counselor, and volunteering for many organizations. She also discusses the commemoration of the protests in Richmond, and her thoughts on racism and ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Crosby, Emilye - George, Virginia Simms
    • Date: 2013-08-24

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    Place and the Politics of Belonging

    One of America's greatest ironies is that, although a nation of immigrants, the country also has a longstanding history of ambivalence, and at times hostility, toward its newest arrivals. In the last decade, the increased number of immigrants living in new destinations, those settlements located outside the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, has coincided with an upsurge in local anti-immigrant sentiment.

    • Contributor: Shutika, Debra Lattanzi - Lattanzi Shutika, Debra
    • Date: 2010-08-12
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    Oral History with Traditional Artist Flory Jagoda

    In this interview with Howard Bass, singer and composer Flory Jagoda discusses her family and her life before, during, and after the Second World War and the influence these experiences had on her singing and songwriting.

    • Contributor: Jagoda, Flory - Bass, Howard - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2013-11-20