Film, Video C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011 March 29.
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- C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011 March 29.
- 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 Leadership Conference (SCLC).
- Contributor Names
- Vivian, C. T., interviewee.
- Branch, Taylor, interviewer.
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Vivian, C. T.--Interviews
- - Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- - African American civil rights workers--Interviews
- - African American clergy--Interviews
- - Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham
- - Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Freedom Rides, 1961
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 29, 2011.
- - Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- - Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - C. T. Vivian was born in 1924 in Howard County, Missouri, married Octavia Genes, and had four children. He attended Western Illinois University and worked as a minister and civil rights leader in Nashville, Tennessee.
- - The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - In English.
- - Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
- 4 videocassettes of 4 (DVCAM) (246 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master.
- 1 transcript (229 pages).
- 3 photographs : digital, jpg files.
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0006
- Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
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- Access Advisory
- Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
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- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
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Chicago citation style:
Vivian, C. T., Interviewee, Taylor Branch, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669105/.
APA citation style:
Vivian, C. T., Branch, T. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669105/.
MLA citation style:
Vivian, C. T., Interviewee, Taylor Branch, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669105/>.
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