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    Interview with Lorenzo Maffin, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Maffin, Lorenzo
    • Date: 2001-11-15
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    Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues In this presentation William R. Ferris discusses his book, "Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues" (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2009).
    • Contributor: Ferris, William R. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-02-17
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    Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mos... 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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    D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cl... 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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    Lisa Anderson Todd oral history interview conducted by Emilye...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - Todd, Lisa Anderson
    • Date: 2013-06-24

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    Marilyn Luper Hildreth oral history interview conducted by Jo... 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: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper
    • Date: 2011-05-24

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    Interview with Sarah Campbell, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Campbell, Sarah
    • Date: 2001-11-19
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    Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph M... Anne Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Avery, Anne Pearl
    • Date: 2011-05-31

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    Interview with Yasman Williams, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Williams, Yasman
    • Date: 2001-11-16
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    Richard Barry Sobol oral history interview conducted by Josep...
    Anne Sobol and Richard Barry Sobol oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011-05-26.
    Richard Sobol discusses his early career as a lawyer in Washington, D. C., his involvement with the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, and his decision to move to New Orleans to become a civil rights lawyer. He recalls meeting Robert Hicks of Bogalusa, Louisiana, being personally protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, and his involvement in many job discrimination cases brought against the ...
    • Contributor: Sobol, Richard - Mosnier, Joseph - Sobol, Anne Buxton - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011

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    Oral History with Harmonia Band
    Oral history with Harmonia band
    Members of "Harmonia" discuss the band's origins and the traditional folk music of Eastern Europe.
    • Contributor: Austen, Theadocia Millich - Harmonia (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2013-07-11
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    Samuel Berry McKinney oral history interview conducted by Dav...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - McKinney, Samuel Berry
    • Date: 2013-04-17

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    Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (p...
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Kish, Karl
    • Date: 2001-11-26
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    John Elliott Churchville oral history interview conducted by ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Churchville, John Elliott
    • Date: 2011-07-15

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    Odetta oral history interview
    Odetta! an interview for the American Folklife Center, November 3 [sic], 2003 | Legendary Folk Singer Odetta
    Online video interview with folk singer Odetta, conducted by the Director of the American Folklife Center, Peggy Bulger, on November 14, 2003, the day following Odetta's concert at the Library of Congress on the occasion of Odetta receiving the Library of Congress Living Legend award. Odetta talks about her upbringing in Birmingham, Alabama, the influence of the church there, her move to Los Angeles, ...
    • Contributor: Odetta - Bulger, Peggy A. - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2003
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    Cynthia Baker Anderson and Fletcher Anderson oral history int... 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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    A Conversation with Stetson Kennedy Pioneering folklorist, social activist and writer Stetson Kennedy, of Jacksonville, Fla., discussed his long and wide-ranging career and explored the theme of "Building Democracy in America" in a lecture presented by the American Folklife Center as part of its Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. The event was co-sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP. The program was introduced by Peggy Bulger, director of the American ...
    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Bulger, Peggy A. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005-05-24
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    Robert McClary oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwam...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Jeffries, Hasan Kwame - McClary, Robert
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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    Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dit...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dittmer, John - Simpson, Euvester
    • Date: 2013-03-12

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    Myrtle Gonza Glascoe oral history interview conducted by Dwan... Myrtle Gonza Glascoe recalls growing up in Washington, D.C., attending Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania, and her early career in education and social work. She remembers joining the Baltimore Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), moving to California, and her work as a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Field Secretary in West Point, Mississippi and Phillips County, Arkansas, where she worked closely with ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Reece, Dwandalyn R.
    • Date: 2010-11-17

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    Robert G. Clark, Jr., oral history interview conducted by Joh... 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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    Gloria Claudette Grinnell oral history interview conducted by... Gloria Claudette Grinnell recounts her participation in the sit-in movement in Richmond, Virginia, when she was a student at Virginia Union University. She describes her family's history on the East Coast and explains how she and her mother ended up in San Francisco. She discusses her decision to move from California to attend Virginia Union. She describes the sit-in movement that she joined in ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Grinnell, Gloria Claudette
    • Date: 2013-04-14

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    Louise Broadway oral history interview conducted by Will Grif... 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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    Calvin Luper oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosni...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Luper, Calvin
    • Date: 2011-05-24

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    Open Mic: A Conversation with David Bromberg David Bromberg's genre-defying performance style and eclectic repertoire make him a great example of an outstanding artist who draws upon both tradition and personal creativity to captivate contemporary audiences. His second and equally successful career as a luthier (violin maker) and musical instrument expert will also be an important part of the conversation.
    • Contributor: Bromberg, David - Groce, Nancy - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2014-03-31
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    Cleveland Sellers oral history interview conducted by John Di... 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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    John and Jean Rosenberg oral history interview conducted by D... Jean and John Rosenberg begin this interview with recollections of their families' backgrounds. Jean learned about social issues as she was raised by a Quaker family in Pennsylvania, and John's family fled Germany under threat from the Nazis. Jean attended Wilmington College and became a research analyst for the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. John grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina, where FBI ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Rosenberg, John M. - Rosenberg, Jean Voelker
    • Date: 2013-08-15

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    Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Jo...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Sherrod, Shirley
    • Date: 2011-09-15

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    Ruby Nell Sales oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mo... Ruby Sales discusses her father's military career, growing up in Columbus, Georgia, and attending the Tuskegee Institute. She recalls joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Selma to Montgomery March, registering voters in Lowndes County, Alabama, and her arrest in Hayneville, Alabama. She remembers the murder of Jonathan Daniels, a seminary student who saved her life, and discusses her opinions on African American ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Sales, Ruby - Mosnier, Joseph
    • Date: 2011-04-25

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    Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by ... Gertrude Jackson recalls growing up in Madison, Illinois, and Marvell, Arkansas. She recalls organizing her community to renovate a local segregated school and becoming involved in the civil rights movement in rural Arkansas. She discusses assisting Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworkers Howard Himmelbaum and Myrtle Glascoe, working for Head Start, and starting a community center. Jackson's grandson is also interviewed.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Paysour, Lafleur
    • Date: 2010-11-22

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    Sam Mahone oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Je...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Jeffries, Hasan Kwame - Mahone, Sam
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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    Interview with Nicole Roach, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Roach, Nicole
    • Date: 2001-11-19
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    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear perform Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Defender-Wilson, Mary Louise - Bear, Keith - Geist, Troyd A. (Troyd Andrew) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
    • Date: 2006-08-16
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    Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin... Elmer Dixon discusses his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, where he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., and heard Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael speak. At 17 he met Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland and established, with his brother Aaron Dixon as Defense Captain, the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Dixon discusses his ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dixon, Elmer - Cline, David P.
    • Date: 2013-02-28

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    Cynthia Baker Anderson and Fletcher Anderson oral history int... 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: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker
    • Date: 2011-05-27
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    Interview with Howard Marotto, Naples, Italy, November 26, 20...
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Marotto, Howard
    • Date: 2001-11-26
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    Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview ... Candie Carawan recalls attending Fisk University as an exchange student and meeting civil rights activists in Nashville, Tennessee. She discusses meeting Guy Carawan at the Highlander Folk School, the importance of music to the civil rights movement, and Guy's work to record singers involved with the movement. The two perform several songs, including "Tree of Life," "Eyes on the Prize," and "We Shall Overcome."
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Carawan, Guy - Carawan, Candie
    • Date: 2011-09-19

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    Interview with Irene Palad, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Palad, Irene
    • Date: 2001-11-16
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    Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (p...
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Kish, Karl
    • Date: 2001-11-26
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    William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Josep... 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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    Interview with Tyler Hautau, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001...
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Hautau, Tyler
    • Date: 2001-11-19
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    Carrie M. Young oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mo...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Young, Carrie Lamar
    • Date: 2011-09-26

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    Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Em...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - Marshall, Cecilia
    • Date: 2013-06-30

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    Emmett W. Bassett and Priscilla Tietjen Bassett oral history ... 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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    Charles Siler oral history interview conducted by David P. Cl...
    • Contributor: Bishop, John Melville - Cline, David P. - Siler, Charles E.
    • Date: 2013-05-10

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    Cleveland Sellers oral history interview conducted by John Di...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dittmer, John - Sellers, Cleveland
    • Date: 2013-03-21
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    Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mos... Phil Hutchings recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, his parents' involvement in many civic organizations, and attending Howard University. He remembers joining the Nonviolent Action Group (a precursor to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)), protesting at the White Rice Inn in Maryland, and working with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. He discusses moving to Newark, New Jersey, to work for SNCC, Students for ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hutchings, Phil
    • Date: 2011-09-01

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    Interview with Allen Hamby, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 ...
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Hamby, Allen
    • Date: 2001-11-19
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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 - Adams-Johnson, Frankye - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Annie Pearl ... Abernathy, Donzaleigh - Abernathy, Juandalynn R. - Abernathy, Ralph David - Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Adams-Johnson, Frankye - 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, Raylawni G. - 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 - Connor, Peggy Jean - Conway, Purcell Maurice - Cotton, Dorothy F. - Cox, Courtland - Crosby, David L. - Crosby, Patricia A. - Dahmer, Ellie J. - Dahmer, Vernon - Derby, Doris Adelaide - Dixon, Aaron Floyd - Dixon, Elmer - Dove, Samuel - Dudley, John F. - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette - Finney, Ernest A. (Ernest Adolphus) - Fuller, Linda - Funchess, Glenda - Gaither, Thomas Walter - Geiger, Jack - George, Virginia Simms - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Greenberg, Jack - Grinnell, Gloria Claudette - Guster, Leesco - 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, Eddie - Holloway, Emma Kate - Holloway, Lucius - Hopkins, Evans D. - Hrabowski, Freeman A. - Hutchings, Phil - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Jarmon, Charles - Jenkins, Mary F. - Jenkins, Timothy - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Jones, Clarence - Jones, James Oscar - Jones, Jamila - Jones, Mary A. - Jones, Nathaniel Hawthorne - King, Lonnie C. - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Lawrence, William M. - Leventhal, Willy S. (Willy Siegel) - Long, Worth W. - Lowery, Joseph E. - Lucy, William - Luper, Calvin - Magee, Clarence - Mahone, Sam - Marshall, Cecilia - McClary, Robert - McCullar, Johnnie Ruth - McDew, Charles - McKinney, Samuel Berry - McLaurin, Charles - McNichols, Steven - Miller, Carolyn - Miller, Grace H. - Miller, James - Moldovan, Alfred - Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer - Newson, Moses J. - Noonan, Martha P. - Parker, Wheeler - Patton, Gwendolyn M. - Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James) - Richardson, Gloria - Richardson, Judy - Robinson, Betty Garman - 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 - Zellner, Dorothy - Bishop, John Melville - Branch, Taylor - 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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    Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Jos... 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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    Annie Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph ... Annie Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter ...
    • Contributor: Avery, Annie Pearl - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Avery, Anne Pearl
    • Date: 2011
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    Esther M. A. Terry oral history interview conducted by Joseph...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Terry, Esther M. A.
    • Date: 2011-07-06

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    Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Josep...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Patton, Gwendolyn M
    • Date: 2011-06-01

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    Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - Zapata, Luis
    • Date: 2013-06-27

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    Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosn... Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth ...
    • Contributor: Cox, Courtland - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011

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    Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosn... Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Cox, Courtland
    • Date: 2011-07-08
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    Lonnie C. King oral history interview conducted by Emilye Cro...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - King, Lonnie C.
    • Date: 2013-05-29

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    Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mos... 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: Greenberg, Jack - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011
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    Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons oral history interview conducted by...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah
    • Date: 2011-09-14

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    Interview with Alicia Kellam, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Kellam, Alicia
    • Date: 2001-11-16
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    Interview with Allen Hamby, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 ...
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Hamby, Allen
    • Date: 2001-11-19
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    Folklore and Seeing: Photographs from Cummins Prison In two separate decisions in 1969 and 1970, Holt v. Sarver I and II, U.S. District Judge J. Smith Henley declared the Arkansas prison system unconstitutional on the grounds that it was cruel and unusual punishment. This was the first time a state's prison system had been declared illegal, and the first time that a Federal judge ordered a state to radically change the ...
    • Contributor: Jackson, Bruce - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-03-25
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    Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin... The Reverend Doctor Harry Blake discusses his childhood on a plantation in Louisiana in the 1930s and 1940s and how he became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in Shreveport, Louisiana. Blake joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1960 after he heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., give a speech at Bishop College in Texas, where he was a student. Blake discusses ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Blake, Harry
    • Date: 2013-10-03

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    Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Je...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Breaux, Toni - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford
    • Date: 2011-05-28

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    Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (p...
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Kish, Karl
    • Date: 2001-11-26
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    Charles Melvin Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Jo...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Sherrod, Charles
    • Date: 2011-06-04

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    Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin i... Mary Jones describes her childhood in Albany, Georgia, including the work she did as a child and her memories of school. Jones discusses learning about the Civil Rights Movement by reading the newspaper, and she describes her children's experiences as they entered white schools. After she joined the Albany Movement, she helped to register voters, participated in marches and boycotts, and joined the police ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Griffin, Willie James - Jones, Mary A.
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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    John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, ... 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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    Lawrence Guyot oral history interview conducted by Julian Bon... Lawrence Guyot recalls growing up in Pass Christian, Mississippi, and the influence of his family, and attending Tougaloo College. He remembers meeting members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), joining the organization, and participating in Freedom Summer. He discusses his opinions and memories of Mississippi politics, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and his later life in Washington, D. C.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Bond, Julian - Guyot, Lawrence
    • Date: 2010-12-30

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    Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana, ... The Hicks family remembers their childhood in segregated Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their father, Robert Hicks, a local civil rights leader. They recall leading a children's civil rights march in Bogalusa to protest discrimination at Woolworth's, hosting two white civil rights workers, Bill Yates and Steve Miller, and being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Collins, Barbara Maria - Burras, Carol Cummings - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks Family
    • Date: 2011-05-27
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    Charles F. McDew oral history interview conducted by Joseph M...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - McDew, Charles
    • Date: 2011-06-04

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    William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosb...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - Lucy, William
    • Date: 2013-06-25

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    Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana, The Hicks family remembers their childhood in segregated Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their father, Robert Hicks, a local civil rights leader. They recall leading a children's civil rights march in Bogalusa to protest discrimination at Woolworth's, hosting two white civil rights workers, Bill Yates and Steve Miller, and being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice.
    • Contributor: Hicks Family - Burras, Carol Cummings - Collins, Barbara Maria - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011
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    Clifford Browner oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kw... 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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    Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin... Professor Scott Bates describes his career as an educator and civil rights supporter in Sewanee, Tennessee. He discusses his memories of race relations on U.S. Army bases during World War II, and he describes how he moved from the Midwest to Sewanee, Tennessee to become a college instructor of French. Once in Sewanee, Bates soon learned about the Highlander Folk School, where he attended ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Bates, Scott
    • Date: 2013-06-20

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    Alfred Moldovan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mo...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Moldovan, Alfred
    • Date: 2011-07-19

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    Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas Gary Haleamau and his band perform traditional Hawaiian slack-key guitar from Nevada, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Haleamau, Gary - Snetselaar, Rebecca - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-08-20
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    William Saunders oral history interview conducted by Kieran W...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Saunders, William - Taylor, Kieran Walsh
    • Date: 2011-06-09

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    Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin... Elmer Dixon discusses his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, where he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., and heard Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael speak. At 17 he met Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland and established, with his brother Aaron Dixon as Defense Captain, the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Dixon discusses his ...
    • Contributor: Dixon, Elmer - Cline, David P. - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2013
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    Gwendolyn Annette Duncan oral history interview conducted by ... Gwendolyn Duncan recalls her family history in Saint Augustine, Florida, watching a Ku Klux Klan parade through the black neighborhood of Lincolnville, and integrating a white school. She discusses the efforts in St. Augustine to commemorate the local Civil Rights Movement, including the ACCORD Freedom Trail.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette
    • Date: 2011-09-14

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    David and Levon Ayriyan David and Levon Ayriyan performed Armenian music from Rhode Island, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. David Ayirian plays Armenian dance music and is accompanied by his son on the dumbek, a Middle Eastern drum. The kemancha is one of the oldest stringed instruments from the Middle East. Played in ancient Persia, it has continued to be used ...
    • Contributor: Ayriyan, David - Ayriyan, Levon - Lambrecht, Winifred - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006-04-12
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    Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by Davi...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Walter, Mildred Pitts
    • Date: 2013-03-01

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    Ekwueme Michael Thelwell oral history interview conducted by ... Ekueme Michael Thelwell remembers his time as a student activist at Howard University and his experiences with the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Working primarily out of Washington, D.C., Thelwell marched in and organized demonstrations and made major contributions to SNCC and MFDP strategy around voter registration and the MFDP's 1965 effort ...
    • Contributor: Thelwell, Michael - Crosby, Emilye - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2013

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    Interview with Mersadis Maffin, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Maffin, Mersadis
    • Date: 2001-11-15
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    Traditional Norwegian-American Dance Music From Virginia Part of the Homegrown Concert Series, the Berntson family performs traditional Norwegian-American dance music from Virginia.
    • Contributor: Berntsons, the - Lundeberg, Eleanore Berntson - Lohman, Jon - Berntsons (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Block, Brendan Carey
    • Date: 2009-12-03
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    Interview with Frank Gonzales, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Gonzales, Frank
    • Date: 2001-11-16
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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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    Sam Young, Jr., oral history interview conducted by Will Grif...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Young, Sam - Griffin, Willie James
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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    The River Boys Polka Band The River Boys Polka Band performed as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Robert Schmer (accordion), Dave Beitz (hammered dulcimer), Jerry Hergenreder (trombone, vocals) and Steve Deines (bass, vocals) make up the River Boys Polka Band. They have played traditional Dutch Hop dance music together for 10 years. All four have performed at traditional weddings, anniversaries and other ...
    • Contributor: Various - Meister, Gwen K. - Schmer, Robert - River Boys Polka Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006-06-21
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    Julia Matilda Burns oral history interview conducted by John ... Julia Matilda Burns describes her experience in segregated schools in Humphreys County, Mississippi, where she grew up. After becoming a teacher at Marshall High School in Belzoni, Mississippi, she began to take notice of the Civil Rights Movement, but her involvement was limited because she did not want to lose her job. Burns describes protests by whites against school desegregation in Tchula, Mississippi, and ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dittmer, John - Burns, Julia Matilda
    • Date: 2013-03-13

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    Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Jos... 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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    C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branc... 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: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Vivian, C. T. - Branch, Taylor
    • Date: 2011-03-29

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    Interview with Donato Maffin, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Maffin, Donato
    • Date: 2001-11-15
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    Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cli... 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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    Robert J. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Brown, Robert J.
    • Date: 2013-10-01

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    Interview with Andreia Callahan, Naples, Italy, November 16, ...
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Callahan, Andreia
    • Date: 2001-11-16
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    Interview with Christina Rico, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Rico, Christina
    • Date: 2001-11-15
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    Clarence B. Jones oral history interview conducted by David P... 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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    John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Carlos, John P.
    • Date: 2013-08-18

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    Bill Russell oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branc...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Branch, Taylor - Russell, Bill
    • Date: 2013-05-12

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