Film, Video Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011 September 16.
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- Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011 September 16.
- Kathleen Cleaver recalls growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, India and the Philippines while her father worked for the foreign service. She remembers dropping out of college to work for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as a secretary, and witnessing the dissolution of that organization. She discusses meeting her husband, Eldridge Cleaver, joining the Black Panther Party, and organizing against police brutality.
- Cleaver, Kathleen, interviewee.
- Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
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- - Cleaver, Kathleen--Interviews
- - Cleaver, Eldridge,--1935-1998
- - Black Panther Party
- - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- - African American civil rights workers--Interviews
- - African American college students--Interviews
- - Black nationalism
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Police brutality
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 16, 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.).
- - Kathleen Cleaver was born in 1945 in Dallas, Texas, married Eldridge Cleaver, and had two children. She attended Oberlin College, Barnard College, and Yale University, and worked as a political activist, attorney, and professor. She is noted for her involvement with the Black Panther Party with Eldridge Cleaver.
- - 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
- 10 video files of 10 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (123 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (57 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0051
- 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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IIIF Presentation Manifest
- African American Civil Rights Workers
- African American College Students
- Black Nationalism
- Black Panther Party
- Civil Rights Movements
- Cleaver, Eldridge
- Cleaver, Kathleen
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral Histories
- Police Brutality
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- United States
- Video Recordings
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Chicago citation style:
Cleaver, Kathleen, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669150/.
APA citation style:
Cleaver, K., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669150/.
MLA citation style:
Cleaver, Kathleen, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669150/>.