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    We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet ...
    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-05-05
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    San Francisco's future By mid-1916, after viewing the carnage in Europe, the United States saw itself poised with great reluctance on the edge of participation in World War I. Isolationism and anti-preparedness feeling remained strong in San Francisco, not only among radicals such as the International Workers of the Worlds ("the Wobblies"), but also among responsible labor leaders. At the same time, with the rise of Bolshevism ...
    • Contributor: Hearst, Phoebe Apperson - Rodiester, Claire - Rolph, James - Afi/Post (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
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    Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Proverbs for Civil Rights For more than ten years Wolfgang Mieder has made the study of proverbs in political discourse one of his major research areas, particularly the role of proverbs at critical moments in American history. In this lecture he discusses his research for his most recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric" (2010). In barely 40 years of ...
    • Contributor: Mieder , Wolfgang - Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Date: 2011-02-10
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    Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Lowery, Joseph (Joseph E.)
    • Date: 2011-06-06

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    The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in WWI & Korea Adriane Lentz-Smith of Duke University and David Cline of Virginia Tech discuss the forgotten history of African-American participation in WWI and Korea, followed by a discussion facilitated by Robert Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project.
    • Contributor: Various - Cline, David P. - Lentz-Smith, Adriane Danette - Patrick, Robert - American Folklife Center - Veterans History Project (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
    • Date: 2014-03-18
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    Oral History with Traditional Artist Flory Jagoda
    Oral history with traditional artist Flory Jagoda
    In this interview with Howard Bass, singer and composer Flory Jagoda discusses her family and her life before, during, and after the Second World War and the influence these experiences had on her singing and songwriting.
    • Contributor: Jagoda, Flory - Bass, Howard - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2013-11-20
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    African 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
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    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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    Camera three. Looking at radio.
    Looking at radio. | Camera 3. Catalog Record Only
    Part one of a two-part series about the state of radio in a world of television. Hosted by the famous comedy team Bob and Ray, with examples of various kinds of radio shows in production and interviews with experts on the future of the medium. Film and photographs illustrate the golden age of radio that was pushed aside by television. Featured on this program ...
    • Date: 1974
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    Great American speeches--80 years of political oratory /
    Great American Speeches--eighty years of political oratory | 80 years of political oratory | Eighty years of political oratory Catalog Record Only
    Traces the history of visually recorded American oratory and discusses the evolution of how, through technology, politicians appear to the public. Each segment has narrative perspective and visual clips which portray that historical era.
    • Date: 1995
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    Willieboyd Saddler oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Willieboyd Saddler interview conducted by Jeffrey McLeod | Interview with Willieboyd NcNeil Saddler Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Willieboyd Saddler's memories of growing up in Georgia and attending Fort Valley State College. She discusses her early career in finance and insurance and meeting her husband. She recalls meeting Martin Luther King, Jr., her work as an accountant for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and several events of the civil rights movement.
    • Contributor: Saddler, Willieboyd
    • Date: 2007
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    Camera three. The boys from termite terrace.
    Boys from termite terrace. | Camera 3. Catalog Record Only
    Part 1 of a two-part series examining the golden years -- 1934 to 1964 -- of the Warner Brothers film cartoon department, which created cartoon characters known all over the world: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig, etc.. John Canemaker, animator and filmmaker, introduces and explains with ex-animators from the Disney Studios. Their is discussion of how the animators work and ...
    • Date: 1975
  • Film, Video
    Walter Fauntroy oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Walter Fauntroy interview conducted by Renee Poussaint | NVLP Interview with Walter Fauntroy Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Walter Fauntroy's memories of growing up in Washington, D.C. and attending Virginia Union University and Yale Divinity School. He discusses his work with Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the New Bethel Church of Washington, D.C. He also discusses planning the March on Washington, and running for delegate to Congress and mayor of Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Fauntroy, Walter E.
    • Date: 2009
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    Goodbye dear love / Catalog Record Only A personal journey about the search for identity and memory among Sephardic Jews with roots in Cuba. Anthropologist Ruth Behar returns to her native Cuba in search of the country's remaining Sephardic Jews and her family's ties to them. Presents a lyrical journey into Cuba's Jewish past and present-day that is filled with painful goodbyes and a belief in the possibility of return and ...
    • Date: 2002
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    De Kooning on de Kooning = Strokes of genius. De Kooning on de Kooning /
    Strokes of genius. | DeKooning on DeKooning Catalog Record Only
    Portrays the life of American abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning. Still and motion pictures made over his career are interjected into informal conversations with the artist and his wife.
    • Date: 1981
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    Leatrice McKissack oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Leatrice McKissack interview conducted by Renee Poussaint | NVLP Interview with Leatrice McKissack Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Leatrice McKissack's memories of growing up in Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee and attending Fisk University. She recalls her teaching career, raising her daughters and taking over her husband's business, McKissack & McKissack, Architects & Engineers, Inc., after he became ill. She discusses racial discrimination against her firm, successful projects and working with her daughters at the firm.
    • Contributor: McKissack, Leatrice
    • Date: 2004
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    Biography. Roy Cohn : Joe McCarthy's right hand man.
    A&E biography. Catalog Record Only
    Roy Cohn has earned a place in history as Joe McCarthy's right hand man. In this eye-opening profile of the infamous anti-communist, many of his acquaintances shed light on Cohn's public persona and bizarre private life. Includes interviews with William Safire, William F. Buckley, Jr., Jules Feiffer, Bill Fugazy, Liz Smith, Ben Bradlee and more.
    • Date: 1999
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    Edward Brooke oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Edward Brooke interview conducted by Renee Poussaint | Interview with Edward Brooke Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Edward Brooke's memories of growing up in Washington, D.C., attending Howard University and joining the army during World War II. He recalls attending Boston University Law School, his early career as a lawyer and his unsuccessful run for Massachusetts Secretary of State. He discusses his work as Attorney General of Massachusetts and as U.S. Senator, his identity as an African American ...
    • Contributor: Brooke, Edward W.
    • Date: 2004
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    Gordon Parks oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Gordon Parks interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Gordon Parks' memories of growing up in Fort Scott, Kansas, which was the basis for his novel and film The Learning Tree. He discusses moving to St. Paul, Minnesota where he met his wife and worked as a waiter. He recalls buying a camera, getting his first photography job at a department store and working as a documentary photographer for the ...
    • Contributor: Parks, Gordon
    • Date: 2001
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    Guadalcanal: the island of death / Catalog Record Only The first landing of American forces on a Japanese held island occured on Guadalcanal, August 7, 1942 and was the opening of a six month campaign to gain control of the lower Solomon Islands from the Japanese Empire.
    • Date: 2000
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    Forty-two Catalog Record Only
    "Brian Helgeland's historical sports drama/biopic 42 relates the historic 1947 baseball season in which Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey decides to sign the first black Major League player, Jackie Robinson. Although Robinson faces ugly, vicious racism from other clubs, fans, and on occasion his own teammates, Rickey encourages him to not fight back. By following that advice, Robinson allows his remarkable athletic talent ...
    • Contributor: Helgeland, Brian - Tull, Thomas - Boseman, Chadwick - Ford, Harrison - Knight, T. R. (Theodore Raymond) - Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ) - Legendary Pictures - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - Warner Brothers Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Esther Cooper Jackson oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Esther Cooper Jackson interview conducted by Jamie Walker | NVLP Interview with Esther Cooper Jackson Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Esther Cooper Jackson's memories of growing up in Arlington, Virginia, attending Dunbar High School and studying sociology at Oberlin College and Fisk University. She recalls her work with the Southern Negro Youth Congress, founding the journal Freedomways and attending the March on Washington. She discusses women in the civil rights movement, the African American press and her support of the anti-war ...
    • Contributor: Jackson, Esther Cooper
    • Date: 2004
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    Amiri Baraka oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Amiri Baraka interview conducted by Shannon Evans Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Amiri Baraka's memories of growing up in Newark, New Jersey, attending Howard University and serving in the Air Force, where he was discharged and accused of being a communist. He recalls moving to New York, writing poetry with the Beat Poets and visiting Cuba. He also discusses his involvement in the civil rights and Black nationalist movements and the Million Man ...
    • Contributor: Baraka, Amiri
    • Date: 2005
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    Dovey Roundtree oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Dovey Roundtree interview conducted by Renee Poussaint | NVLP Interview with Dovey Roundtree Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Dovey Roundtree's memories of growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and attending Spelman College and Howard University Law School. She discusses meeting Mary McLeod Bethune, who encouraged her to join the Women's Army Auxilary Corp during World War II. She recalls opening her law practice and winning the Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company case and the Ray Crump murder trial ...
    • Contributor: Roundtree, Dovey Johnson
    • Date: 2009
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    Jewish cooking in America with Joan Nathan. Immigrant stories /
    Immigrant stories Catalog Record Only
    Rose Zawid and her husband Jack survived the Holocaust in Poland. Eventually, they ran a highly popular kosher boarding house in Atlantic City, playing host to Jewish families and celebrities. Rose focused on the cooking and Jack saw to the guest accommodations. Some fifty years later, the business has evolved into a catering concern and Rose still focuses on the cooking. She shows Joan ...
    • Contributor: Nathan, Joan - Pinsky, Charles L. - Statman, Andy - Zawid, Rose - Gilkis, Ella - Maryland Public Television - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Nathan (Joan) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2002