Film, Video Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011 June 06.
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- Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011 June 06.
- Joseph Lowery recalls his position as pastor at the Warren Street Church in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1950s. He remembers joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the differences in race relations between Mobile and other southern cities, and helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He reflects on the effectiveness of nonviolence, the libel suit against him, sit-ins across the country, and the Selma to Montgomery March.
- Lowery, Joseph E. interviewee.
- Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
- - Lowery, Joseph E.--Interviews
- - NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- - Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- - Selma to Montgomery Rights March--(1965 :--Selma, Ala.)
- - African American civil rights workers--Interviews
- - African American clergy--Alabama--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Nonviolence--Southern States--History--20th century
- - Mobile (Ala.)--Race relations
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 6, 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.).
- - Joseph Lowery was born in 1921 in Huntsville, Alabama, married Evelyn Gibson in 1950, and had three children. He attended Paine College, Paine Theological Seminary, and Chicago Ecumenical Seminary. He worked as pastor and civil rights activist in Mobile, Alabama, and was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
- - 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) (63 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (26 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0023
- 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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- 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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IIIF Presentation Manifest
- 20th Century
- African American Civil Rights Workers
- African American Clergy
- Civil Rights Movements
- Filmed Interviews
- Lowery, Joseph E.
- Mobile (Ala.)
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Oral Histories
- Race Relations
- Selma to Montgomery Rights March
- Selma, Ala.)
- Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- Southern States
- United States
- Video Recordings
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Chicago citation style:
Lowery, Joseph E. Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669122/.
APA citation style:
Lowery, J. E. I., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669122/.
MLA citation style:
Lowery, Joseph E. Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669122/>.