Film, Video Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia, 2011 September 15.

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Title
Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia, 2011 September 15.
Summary
Shirley Sherrod recalls growing up on a farm in Baker County, Georgia, her father's murder, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She remembers traveling to Washington, D. C., to protest the Justice Department, and the attacks on her husband, Reverend Charles Sherrod, a civil rights leader in Albany, Georgia. She also discusses starting the New Communities Land Trust and working for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and other organizations to help African American farmers.
Contributor Names
Sherrod, Shirley, 1948- interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2011.
Subject Headings
-  Sherrod, Charles,--1937
-  Sherrod, Shirley,--1948---Interviews
-  Federation of Southern Cooperatives
-  New Communities Land Trust
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews
-  African American farmers--Georgia--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--United States
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Albany, Georgia, on September 15, 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.).
-  Shirley Sherrod was born in 1948 in Baker County, Georgia and married Charles Sherrod in 1966. She attended Fort Valley State College and Albany State University, worked as a community organizer in rural farming and land issues, and was head of Federation of Southern Cooperatives.
-  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 (49 pages).
12 video files of 12 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (104 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0050
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
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669149
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
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online text
video
Description
Shirley Sherrod recalls growing up on a farm in Baker County, Georgia, her father's murder, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She remembers traveling to Washington, D. C., to protest the Justice Department, and the attacks on her husband, Reverend Charles Sherrod, a civil rights leader in Albany, Georgia. She also discusses starting the New Communities Land Trust and working for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and other organizations to help African American farmers.
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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:

Sherrod, Shirley, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669149/.

APA citation style:

Sherrod, S., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669149/.

MLA citation style:

Sherrod, Shirley, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669149/>.