Film, Video Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011 April 27
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- Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011 April 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.
- Jones, Jamila, 1944- interviewee
- Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
- - Jones, Jamila,--1944---Interviews
- - Harambee Singers
- - Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
- - Montgomery Gospel Trio
- - We shall overcome
- - African American singers--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Freedom Rides, 1961
- - Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 27, 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.).
- - Jamila Jones was born in 1944 in Montgomery, Alabama. She worked as singer and artist and wrote one of the verses of the song, "We Shall Overcome."
- - 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 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (49 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (23 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0009
- Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
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- 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
Additional Metadata Formats
IIIF Presentation Manifest
- African American Singers
- Civil Rights Movements
- Filmed Interviews
- Freedom Rides
- Harambee Singers
- Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
- Jones, Jamila
- Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala.
- Montgomery Gospel Trio
- Oral Histories
- Songs and Music
- United States
- Video Recordings
- We Shall Overcome
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Chicago citation style:
Jones, Jamila, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669108/.
APA citation style:
Jones, J., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669108/.
MLA citation style:
Jones, Jamila, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669108/>.