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  • Film, Video

    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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  • Collection

    North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection

    John Moulden, singer and author from Ulster, presented a lecture titled "North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection" as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Included in his lecture was discussion of the Sam Henry Collection, the largest ...

    • Contributor: Moulden, John
    • Date: 2007-05-02
  • Film, Video

    D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Memphis, Tennessee, 2013-08-13.

    D'Army Bailey describes growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, the influence of the Crump political machine in city politics, and his involvement with the Memphis NAACP at an early age. He talks about his participation in the civil rights activism as a student at Southern University, for which he was ultimately expelled. Bailey describes his move to Clark University in Massachusetts, where he became involved ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Bailey, D'army
    • Date: 2013-08-13

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  • Film, Video

    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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  • Collection

    McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia

    The McIntosh County Shouters perform Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout at a concert at the Library.

    • Contributor: McIntosh County Shouters
    • Date: 2010-12-02
  • Collection

    Cantos de mi canton (Songs from My Home): Chicano Music from California

    In a concert in celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month, Agustin Lira and Alma & Quetza perform.

    • Date: 2011-09-14
  • Collection

    Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy music from Wyoming, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Wranglers, Bar J - Bar J Wranglers (musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-10-02
  • Collection

    Reverb

    Gospel/inspirational harmony group Reverb performs as part of the Library's celebration of African American History Month. The concert was also part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Reverb Ensemble - Reverb (vocal Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2007-02-07
  • Film, Video

    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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  • Collection

    Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas

    Gary Haleamau and his band perform traditional Hawaiian slack-key guitar from Nevada, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Haleamau, Gary
    • Date: 2008-08-20
  • Film, Video

    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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    Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving and Singing in Northern Ireland

    Handloom weaving was dominated by men in 19th century Ireland. The Industrial Revolution changed that, enabling women to take the dominant role in the factory production of linen. In this talk, Maurice Leyden discusses the reasons for this historical shift, and the impact of this change on the traditions of singing and songwriting among weavers. To illustrate his lecture, Leyden sings songs composed by ...

    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-12-04
  • Film, Video

    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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  • Collection

    The Beehive Band

    The Beehive Band perform traditional Mormon string band music from Utah as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.

    • Contributor: The Beehive Band
    • Date: 2008-04-24
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    Cowboy Poet Paul Zarzyski and Cowboy Singer-Composer Wylie Gustafson From Montana

    Poet Paul Zarzyski and singer-composer Wylie Gustafson perform at Coolidge Auditorium as part of the Homegrown Concert Series.

    • Date: 2009-10-07