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  • Film, Video

    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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  • Film, Video

    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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    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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    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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    Mildred Bond Roxborough oral history interview conducted by Julian Bond in New York, New York, 2010-10-29.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Roxborough, Mildred Bond - Bond, Julian
    • Date: 2010-10-29

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  • Film, Video

    John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Samuel Dove oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hyattsville, Maryland, 2013-06-28.

    The interviewees in this group interview were students who staged a walkout in 1951 at the all black, segregated Adkin High School in Kinston, North Carolina, to protest unequal conditions. The interviewees describe their family backgrounds, life in segregated Kinston, and Adkin High School. They remember learning that their school was unequal to the all-white school from which they were barred, and planning and ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Crosby, Emilye - Dudley, John F. - Dove, Samuel - Jarmon, Charles - Suggs, Frances L - Suggs, Harold - Stewart, Eleanor
    • Date: 2013-06-28

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  • Film, Video

    Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-08.

    Ernest Finney recalls his father's teaching career and attending law school at South Carolina State College. He remembers defending the "Friendship Nine," a group of college students who protested segregation in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He discusses joining the South Carolina Human Rights Commission, serving as a state representative, and his election to the State Supreme Court.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Finney, Ernest A. (ernest Adolphus)
    • Date: 2011-06-08

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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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  • Film, Video

    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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  • Film, Video

    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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  • Film, Video

    Mildred Bond Roxborough oral history interview conducted by Julian Bond in New York, New York,

    Roxborough discusses how she became active in the Civil Rights Movement at the age of nine, when she sold subscriptions to the NAACP The Crisis magazine. Roxborough began working with the NAACP as a fieldworker and worked in a variety of administrative positions including as director of development.

    • Contributor: Roxborough, Mildred Bond - Bond, Julian - Civil Rights History Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 2010
  • Film, Video

    Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2011-09-12.

    Thomas Gaither recalls growing up in Great Falls, South Carolina, attending Claflin College, and leading the college's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. He remembers the student sit-ins in Orangeburg, South Carolina, joining the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and being arrested for protesting in Hollywood, Florida. He discusses organizing the Freedom Rides, his belief in nonviolence, and earning his ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Gaither, Thomas Walter
    • Date: 2011-09-12

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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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  • Film, Video

    Audrey Nell Hamilton and JoeAnn Anderson Ulmer oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-13.

    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnn Ulmer recall growing up in St. Augustine, Florida, and participating in sit-ins led by Dr. Robert Hayling at Woolworth's drug store as teenagers. They recall serving a sentence in jail, attending reform school, and meeting Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jackie Robinson.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hamilton, Audrey Nell - Ulmer, Joeann Anderson
    • Date: 2011-09-13

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  • Film, Video

    Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi, 2013-03-13.

    Rosie Head describes her early life in Greenwood, Mississippi, where her family lived and worked on a plantation. She discusses how her parents faced racial discrimination in their work and how they were cheated by the plantation owner and then blacklisted. In 1964, Head joined the Civil Rights Movement in Tchula, Mississippi, where her family had relocated. Head recounts the various ways she was ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Dittmer, John - Head, Rosie M.
    • Date: 2013-03-13

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    Robert J. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in High Point, North Carolina, 2013-10-01.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Brown, Robert J.
    • Date: 2013-10-01

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    C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia,

    C. T. Vivian recalls growing up in Macomb, Illinois, working in Peoria, Illinois, and his call to the ministry. He discusses attending the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, where he met other civil rights activists and participated in demonstrations. He remembers planning the Freedom Rides, his imprisonment at Parchman Prison, the Children's Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama, and working for the Southern Christian ...

    • Contributor: Vivian, C. T. - Branch, Taylor - Civil Rights History Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 2011

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    William Lamar Strickland oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Amherst, Massachusetts, 2011-09-23.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Strickland, William
    • Date: 2011-09-23

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    Johnnie Ruth McCullar oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.

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

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    Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas, 2010-11-22.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Paysour, Lafleur
    • Date: 2010-11-22

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    Marilyn Luper Hildreth oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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: Hildreth, Marilyn Luper - 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, 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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    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 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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    Robert G. Clark, Jr., oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Pickens, Mississippi, 2013-03-13.

    Robert G. Clark, Jr., describes the early life experiences that led up to his successful campaign for political office in the Mississippi Legislature, where he became the first African American elected since Reconstruction. He discusses his childhood in Pickens, Mississippi, and he describes the family farm that he now owns, his relationship to his family, and the expectations that they had of him to ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Dittmer, John - Clark, Robert George
    • Date: 2013-03-13

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