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, VideoWilliam Saunders oral history interview conducted by Kieran Walsh Taylor in Charleston, South Carolina, 2011-06-09.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Saunders, William - Taylor, Kieran Walsh
- Date: 2011-06-09
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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, VideoRobert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14. Robert Hayling recalls serving in the air force during World War II, attending the Meharry Dental School, and participating in civil rights protests in Nashville, Tennessee. He remembers starting his dental practice in St. Augustine, Florida, leading the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and the exclusion of African Americans from St. Augustine's 400th anniversary celebration, and being ...
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hayling, Robert Bagner
- Date: 2011-09-14
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Film, VideoWilliam 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, 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, VideoClifford Browner oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09. Clifford Browner discusses his childhood in Sasser, Georgia, and how he came to be involved in the Southwest Georgia Movement for civil rights in the early 1960s. He describes mass meetings at Mount Olive Baptist Church, protesting racial segregation at his high school, and participating in the March on Washington. He concludes the interview by evaluating the changes he has seen in southwest Georgia ...
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Browner, Clifford - Jeffries, Hasan Kwame
- Date: 2013-03-09
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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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Film, VideoWilliam 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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