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[WGBH civil rights collection]

Repository: WGBH Media Library and Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection has a wealth of resources related to the civil rights movement and is the repository for the raw footage used for the American Experience documentary series and other documentaries, including "Adam Clayton Powell," "Citizen King," and "Kennedy vs. Wallace: A Crisis Up Close." It also includes local news footage of the civil rights movement and busing controversy in Boston. It was compiled for the American Archive pilot project. In addition, this collection also encompasses all the films of Stanley Nelson that deal with the civil rights movement.

Collection Description (Extant): The WGBH Media Library and Archives provides 'online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH. The ever-expanding site contains video, audio, images, searchable transcripts, and resource management tools, all of which are available for individual and classroom learning.'

Collection URL: External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: video recordings; transcripts; audio recordings; manuscripts

Language: English

Related Archival Items: WGBH has partnered with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University to create the Teachers Domain, which has a section on civil rights. See also the American Archive pilot project.

Interviewees: Juanita Abernathy, Victoria Gray Adams, Ruth Barefield-Pendleton, James Bevel, Taylor Branch, Joan Brown Campbell, Ramsey Clark, Xernona Clayton, Charlie Cobb, James Cone, Dorothy Cotton, Courtland Cox, Richard Custer, Cartha D. DeLoach, Deenie Drew, Michael Dizaar, Walter Fauntroy, William Gray, Jack Greenberg, David Halberstam, Vincent Harding, Clarence Jones, Geneva Jones, Bernard Lafayette, Joseph Lowery, James Orange, Renault Robinson, C. T. Vivian, Wyatt T. Walker, Roger Wilkins, Harris Wofford, Addie Wyatt, Andrew Young, Cornelia Wallace, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, George Wallace, Jr., Bob Ingram, J. L. Chestnut, Wilfred Little, Philbert Little, Ossie Davis, Sonia Sanchez, Alex Haley, John Henrik Clarke, Elder Lewis Michaux, Peter Bailey, Peter Goldman, Cyril McGuire, Yvonne Little, Ella Collins, Elijah Muhammad, Wallace D. Muhammad, Joseph X (Yusuf Shah), Gordon Parks, Betty Shabazz, Robert Mangum, Mike Wallace, Roy Wilkins, Sam Yorty, Benjamin 2X, James Baldwin, Sharon 10X, Gloria Richardson, John Ali, Attallah Shabazz, Louis X, Mary Kochitama, Mohmaed Al-Faysal, Ahmed Osman, James Shabazz, Gene Roberts,

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American politicians
African Americans--Civil rights
Busing for school integration--Massachusetts--Boston
Civil rights movements--Massachusetts
Civil rights movements--Southern States
Freedom Rides, 1961
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
School integration--Massachusetts--Boston


Sound recordings


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