Film, Video Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland, 2011 August 14
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- Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland, 2011 August 14
- Freeman A. Hrabowski recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and remembers the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He also discusses attending Hampton University and later starting the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for African American men studying math and science.
- Hrabowski, Freeman A., interviewee
- Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
- - Hrabowski, Freeman A.--Interviews
- - Hampton University (Va.)
- - Meyerhoff Scholarship Program
- - 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963
- - African American children--Alabama--Birmingham
- - African American civil rights workers--Interviews
- - African American educators--Interviews
- - African American mathematicians--Maryland
- - Civil rights movements--Alabama
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Birmingham Children's Crusade, 1963
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 14, 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.).
- - Freeman Hrabowski was born in 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama, married Jacqueline Coleman, and had one son. He attended Hampton Institute and the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and was the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He participated in the 1963 Children's Crusade in Birmingham.
- - 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
- 6 video files of 6 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (78 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (45 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0032
- 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
Additional Metadata Formats
IIIF Presentation Manifest
- 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala.
- African American Children
- African American Civil Rights Workers
- African American Educators
- African American Mathematicians
- Birmingham Children's Crusade
- Civil Rights Movements
- Filmed Interviews
- Hampton University (Va.)
- Hrabowski, Freeman A.
- Meyerhoff Scholarship Program
- Oral Histories
- United States
- Video Recordings
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Chicago citation style:
Hrabowski, Freeman A., Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669131/.
APA citation style:
Hrabowski, F. A., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669131/.
MLA citation style:
Hrabowski, Freeman A., Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669131/>.