Film, VideoClarence 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, VideoErnest 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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Film, VideoD'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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CollectionAfrican American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2008-02-22
Film, VideoRobert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010-10-23. 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: 2010-10-23
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Film, VideoJohn Elliott Churchville oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011-07-15.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Churchville, John Elliott
- Date: 2011-07-15
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Film, VideoMatthew J. Perry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-07.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James)
- Date: 2011-06-07
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