Film, Video Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C.,

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Title
Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C.,
Summary
Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth Pan-African Congress.
Contributor Names
Cox, Courtland, 1941- interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2011.
Subject Headings
-  Cox, Courtland,--1941---Interviews
-  Howard University
-  Nonviolent Action Group (Washington, D.C.)
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  Democratic National Convention--(1964 :--Atlantic City, N.J.)
-  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom--(1963 :--Washington, D.C.)
-  Pan African Congress
-  African American civil rights workers.--Interviews
-  African American college students--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Voter registration--Alabama
-  Washington (D.C.)--event place
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Washington, D.C., on July 8, 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.).
-  Courtland Cox was born in 1941 in Harlem, New York. He attended Howard University and worked in government and business in Washington, D. C. Cox was a civil rights activist and a founder of the group that became the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
-  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
1 transcript (46 pages).
9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (104 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: XXXX
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://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0030/
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669129
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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Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth Pan-African Congress.
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Chicago citation style:

Cox, Courtland, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669129/.

APA citation style:

Cox, C., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669129/.

MLA citation style:

Cox, Courtland, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669129/>.