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  • Film, Video

    Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013-06-30.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Crosby, Emilye - Marshall, Cecilia
    • Date: 2013-06-30

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  • Film, Video

    Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Sewanee, Tennessee, 2013-06-20.

    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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    Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas,

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

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    Charles Siler oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Dallas, Texas, 2013-05-10.

    • Contributor: Bishop, John Melville - Cline, David P. - Siler, Charles E.
    • Date: 2013-05-10

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    Walter Bruce oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Durant, Mississippi, 2013-03-11.

    Walter Bruce shares memories of his childhood in Durant, Mississippi, where his family sharecropped. As a young man he became a carpenter and also a gospel singer. He describes his early involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, including his participation in Mississippi Freedom Summer. Bruce was involved in community and political organizing throughout the 1960s, from helping to start health clinics and participating in ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Bruce, Walter - Dittmer, John
    • Date: 2013-03-11

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    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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    William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013-06-25.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Crosby, Emilye - Lucy, William
    • Date: 2013-06-25

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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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    Marilyn Luper Hildreth oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011-05-24.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper
    • Date: 2011-05-24

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    D'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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    Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23.

    Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Wright, Simeon
    • Date: 2011-05-23

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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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    Matthew 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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    Ruby Nell Sales oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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: Sales, Ruby - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 2011

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  • Film, Video

    Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-27.

    Jamila Jones recalls participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a child and forming a singing group at age 11, the Montgomery Gospel Trio, to raise money for the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls helping the Freedom Riders, visiting the Highlander Folk Center, writing a new verse of the song "We Shall Overcome," and founding the Harambee Singers.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Jones, Jamila - Bishop, John Melville
    • Date: 2011-04-27

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  • Film, Video

    Alfred Moldovan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-19.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Moldovan, Alfred
    • Date: 2011-07-19

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  • Film, Video

    Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.

    • Contributor: Wright, Simeon - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 2011
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    Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey, 2011-07-20.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Williams, Junius W.
    • Date: 2011-07-20

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    Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Jamila Jones recalls participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a child and forming a singing group at age 11, the Montgomery Gospel Trio, to raise money for the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls helping the Freedom Riders, visiting the Highlander Folk Center, writing a new verse of the song "We Shall Overcome," and founding the Harambee Singers.

    • Contributor: Jones, Jamila - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 2011
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    Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama, 2011-06-01.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Patton, Gwendolyn M
    • Date: 2011-06-01

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    Gwendolyn Annette Duncan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14.

    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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    Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-09-16.

    Kathleen Cleaver recalls growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, India and the Philippines while her father worked for the foreign service. She remembers dropping out of college to work for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as a secretary, and witnessing the dissolution of that organization. She discusses meeting her husband, Eldridge Cleaver, joining the Black Panther Party, and organizing against police brutality.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Cleaver, Kathleen
    • Date: 2011-09-16

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    Lonnie C. King oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Atlanta, Georgia, 2013-05-29.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Crosby, Emilye - King, Lonnie C.
    • Date: 2013-05-29

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    Wheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Wheeler Parker, Jr., discusses his visit to Mississippi with his cousin, Emmett Till. He recalls the incident at Bryant's store and the night that Till was kidnapped, and Till's funeral in Chicago. He remembers how the murder and publicity affected his family, the reopening of the case in 2004, and efforts to memorialize Till.

    • Contributor: Parker, Wheeler - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 2011

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    Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010-10-23.

    • Contributor: Carter, Robert L. - Sullivan, Patricia - Civil Rights History Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 2010-10-23

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