The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Explorations in black leadership
Repository: University of Virginia. Institute for Public History
Collection Description (CRHP): Co-directed by Professors Phyllis Leffler and Julian Bond, this site features oral histories of a "who's who" of black leadership, including Benjamin Hooks, Douglas Wilder, Dorothy Height, Amiri Baraka, and Carol Moseley Braun.
Collection Description (Extant): Oral history provides a richly textured layer to the history recorded in books and articles. This site features a collection of interviews of leaders in the black community. Conducted chiefly by Julian Bond, [former] national chairman of the NAACP and professor of history at the University of Virginia, these oral histories focus on issues of black leadership and the transformational role of the civil rights movement in America.
By concentrating on leadership in equal measure to the remembered past of peoples' lives, the conversations implicitly connect the ways in which historical circumstances create the conditions for the future.
Access Copy Note: Video clips and transcripts are available on the website.
Collection URL: http://www.virginia.edu/publichistory/bl/index.php
Digital Status: Partial
Extent: video recordings; transcripts
Interviewees: Amiri Baraka, Mary Berry, Sanford Bishop, Jr., Julian Bond, Carol Moseley Braun, Calvin Butts, Julius Chambers, James Clyburn, Johnnetta Cole, John Conyers Jr., Angela Davis, Floyd Flake, Robert Franklin, Mary Futrell, Nikki Giovanni, Earl Graves, Bill Gray, Dick Gregory, Dorothy Height, Oliver Hill, Benjamin Hooks, Freeman Hrabowski, Gwen Ifill, Benjamin Jealous, Elaine Jones, Vernon Jordan, Barbara Lee, John Lewis, Henry Marsh, Gwen Moore, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Charles Ogletree, Vivian Pinn, Charles Rangel, William Raspberry, Bobby Lee Rush, Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Lucius Theus, Clarence Thomas, Diane Watson, L. Douglas Wilder, Roger Wilkins, Anthony Williams, Armstrong Williams
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American civic leaders
African American civil rights workers
African American politicians
African American women civil rights workers
African American women--Political activity
African Americans--Politics and government
Civil rights movements--Southern States
United States--Politics and government