Film, Video Doris Adelaide Derby oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011 April 26.

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Title
Doris Adelaide Derby oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011 April 26.
Summary
Doris Derby discusses her childhood in the Bronx, joining a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and attending Hunter College. She recalls her work in African art and dance, and traveling to Albany, Georgia, to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with voter registration. She remembers teaching adult literacy in Mississippi with SNCC, starting the Free Southern Theater, and working for Head Start.
Contributor Names
Derby, Doris Adelaide, interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2011.
Subject Headings
-  Derby, Doris Adelaide--Interviews
-  Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.)
-  Free Southern Theater
-  Hunter College
-  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.--Youth Council
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom--(1963 :--Washington, D.C.)
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Head Start programs--Mississippi
-  Voter registration--Georgia
Genre
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 26, 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.).
-  Doris Derby was born in 1939 or 1940 in the Bronx, New York. She married Bob Banks and attended Hunter College and the University of Illinois. She worked as an artist, photographer and educator at Georgia State University. Derby was a civil rights activist and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworker in Georgia.
-  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
Medium
8 video files of 8 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (111 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (46 pages)
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0008
Repository
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
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0008
afc2010039text.afc2010039_crhp0008_derby_transcript
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669107
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
Language
English
Online Format
online text
image
pdf
video
Description
Doris Derby discusses her childhood in the Bronx, joining a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and attending Hunter College. She recalls her work in African art and dance, and traveling to Albany, Georgia, to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with voter registration. She remembers teaching adult literacy in Mississippi with SNCC, starting the Free Southern Theater, and working for Head Start.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669107
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Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Derby, Doris Adelaide, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Doris Adelaide Derby oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669107/.

APA citation style:

Derby, D. A., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Doris Adelaide Derby oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669107/.

MLA citation style:

Derby, Doris Adelaide, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Doris Adelaide Derby oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669107/>.

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