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    Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, Robert L. Carter recalls growing up in Newark, New Jersey, and attending Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University. He discusses hearing Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memorial and his service in the segregated army during World War II. He recounts his career as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, including the Brown v. Board of Education case and...
    • Contributor: Carter, Robert L. - Sullivan, Patricia - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2010

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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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    Linda Fuller Degelmann interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Americus, Georgia, 2013-05-28. Linda Fuller Degelmann discusses her experiences at Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, and how she and her husband Millard Fuller were inspired to start Habitat for Humanity. She describes her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and her memories of racial segregation from childhood through young adulthood when she became aware of the Freedom Rides and the Civil Rights Movement. She and Millard decided to move...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Fuller, Linda - Crosby, Emilye
    • Date: 2013-05-28

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    [Dickson greeting]
    Early Edison camera tests
    Experimental film made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film.
    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1891
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    Jumbo, the trained elephant
    Spanuth's vodvil - Zouary no. 148 | Vaudeville de-luxe: four acts | Zouary can no148
    Camera iris opens from black to a smiling man standing in front of an elephant, who is seated on her haunches on a stool with her front legs raised in the air. They are apparently on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest. The man gives the elephant a treat, who then stands as the iris closes. Another iris effect opens on...
    • Contributor: Spanuth, Hans A. - Commonwealth Pictures Corporation - U.S. Personal Film Company - Afi/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    Mr. Jack in the dressing room
    Mr. Jack visits the dressing room | Mister Jack in the dressing room
    Opens on a stage set of the interior of a theatrical dressing room. Along a bar that serves as a dressing table sit three costumed young women--perhaps chorus girls or members of a burlesque troope--adjusting their hair and makeup in three mirrors hanging from the wall. Two of the women wear very short outfits that show their stockinged legs; the third woman is dressed...
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    TR's inauguration, 1905 [1]
    Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905 [1] | Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905.
    Scenes of TR's second inauguration on March 4, 1905 in Washington, D.C.: long panning shots of crowds gathered at the Capitol; on a platform erected on the East Front of the Capitol, Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administers the presidential oath of office to TR as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court James H. McKenney holds the Bible; TR speaks to crowd. Views of...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Fuller, Melville Weston - McKenney, James Hall - Spooner, John C. (John Coit) - Lodge, Henry Cabot - Dalzell, John - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Paramount Pictures Corporation
    • Date: 1905
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    Keeping up with the Joneses. [Men's styles]
    Men's styles | Keeping up with the Joneses.
    A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's concern with material goods as an indicator of social standing, but the series was not as narrowly focused as the title implies. The Joneses were the McGinis's neighbors, but were not depicted. They were referred to as objects of envy, with whom...
    • Contributor: Palmer, H. S. (Harry S.) - Momand, Arthur R. - Gaumont Co. - Mutual Film Corporation - Afi/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
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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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    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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    Pres. Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition
    President Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition | St. Louis Exposition exercises | President Roosevelt at the dedication ceremonies, Saint Louis Exposition | Saint Louis Exposition exercises
    President Theodore Roosevelt is on the speaker's platform. He rises and doffs his hat. A carriage passes in front of the platform. The President then appears briefly below the platform, possibly preparing to enter the carriage. President Roosevelt was in St. Louis to dedicate the Louisiana Purchase Exposition buildings and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. The...
    • Contributor: Selig Polyscope Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Roosevelt, Theodore
    • Date: 1903
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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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    Cleveland Sellers oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Denmark, South Carolina, Cleveland Sellers shares memories of growing up in Denmark, South Carolina, especially the influence of Voorhees College in the community. He organized a Youth Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Denmark, and he describes the group's activities. He discusses his first impressions of Howard University, where he joined the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG). He shares memories of...
    • Contributor: Sellers, Cleveland - Dittmer, John - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2013

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    Alphonse and Gaston, no. 3
    Alphonse and Gaston 3 | Alphonse & Gaston | Alphonse and Gaston take a dancing lesson
    Opens on a set of a saloon or tavern with a long bar and pictures on the wall that include boxers, a ballerina, and a reclining female. At the end of the bar stands the bartender, reading a newspaper. Two men dressed as the clownish characters of Alphonse and Gaston enter the bar. Both have dark, bushy hair and beards and wear hats, with...
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Princess Ali
    Egyptian dance
    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: By "Princess Ali," the star of the Midway Plaisance.
    • Contributor: Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1895
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    Spirit of '76 Dramatic recreation of the ca. 1875 painting "The spirit of '76" by Archibald M. Willard. Film opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a battlefield and stage props of dirt, stones, and a broken wagon wheel. From stage left marches a trio of Revolutionary soldiers in a fife and drum corps. As in the painting, the center drummer is a tall, older,...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Willard, Archibald M.
    • Date: 1905
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    Cynthia Baker Anderson and Fletcher Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 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: Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, Fletcher - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011

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    Fights of nations
    Fight of nations
    Part 1: In "Mexico and Spain," a man dressed as a Mexican peasant spies on a happy young woman and her suitor, who wears a fancy Spanish, matador-style outfit. The woman dances for her companion, then the couple embrace and sit on a stone bench, holding hands. The jealous peasant rises from his hiding place to stab his rival, but the woman grabs his...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1907
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    Latina, dislocation act Opens with a repeat of the last scene in "Latina, contortionist." In a medium shot from the bust up, Latina faces the camera and interlaces her fingers with her arms held out in front of her, palms towards the camera and elbows pointed out. In that position, she raises her arms over and behind her head and then down her back, dislocating her shoulders...
    • Contributor: Latina - Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
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    Esquimaux game of snap-the-whip The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows a large tent of animal skins in front of which are two spectators watching two participants perform a game of skill using whips. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SCENE IN THE ESQUIMAUX VILLAGE. Ungulado. [code for telegraphic orders]. The picture [shows] a number of Esquimaux picking nickels from cracks in a board with...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    A corner in wheat A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. Shows the differences between the lives of those who work to grow the wheat and the life of the man who dabbles in its sale for profit.
    • Contributor: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Woods, Frank E. - Bitzer, G. W. - Powell, Frank E. - Henderson, Grace - Kirkwood, James - Arvidson, Linda - Miller, W. Christy - Egan, Gladys - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) ... Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Woods, Frank E. - Bitzer, G. W. - Powell, Frank E. - Henderson, Grace - Kirkwood, James - Arvidson, Linda - Miller, W. Christy - Egan, Gladys - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bruce, Kate - Butler, William J. - Craig, Charles - Dillon, Edward - Evans, Frank - Haldeman, Edith - Harron, Robert - Hart, Ruth - Johnson, Arthur V. - Macpherson, Jeanie - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Moore, Owen - Nichols, George - O'Sullivan, Tony - Quirk, Billy - Robinson, Gertrude - Sennett, Mack - Sweet, Blanche - West, Dorothy - Norris, Frank - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
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    The good sport A domestic comedy about a wealthy young woman whose poor inventor husband becomes rich when he perfects the first elevator that ever stopped even without a floor.
    • Contributor: Eaton, Jack - Flagg, James Montgomery - Fair, Florence - Brown, Arthur William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - George Kleine (Firm) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    President McKinley's funeral, 1901.
    President McKinley's funeral, 1901 [1]
    Three sequences of the funeral ceremonies held for President William McKinley: Sequence 1: McKinley's body lay in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17, 1901; views of officers on horseback, the Artillery Band (wearing dark headdresses), a squadron of cavalry, a battalion of artillery and coast artillery, Marine Band (wearing white helmets), battalion of Marines, civilians carrying umbrellas (may...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt Memorial Association - Biograph Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Emmett W. Bassett and Priscilla Tietjen Bassett oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Grahamsville, New York, 2011-07-21. Priscilla Tietjen Bassett recalls growing up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attending Smith College, and Emmett W. Bassett remembers growing up in Henry County, Virginia, serving in World War II, and attending Tuskegee Institute, where he assisted George Washington Carver with research. They tell how they met at a protest of a segregated restaurant in Massachusetts, raising money for Emmett Till's mother, their involvement...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Bassett, Emmett W. - Bassett, Priscilla
    • Date: 2011-07-21

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    Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees
    Spanish-American war; Dewey homecoming, New York City. | Reception committee aboard the "Olympia" | Committee of Arrangements' visit to Admiral Dewey
    From Edison films catalog: Showing Committee of Arrangements' visit to the Admiral on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia. 100 feet. $15.00
    • Contributor: Dewey, George - Miles, Nelson Appleton - Sampson, William Thomas - Pruden, Octavius Longworth - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Brook Foundation Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899