Film, Video Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Market, Tennessee, 2011 September 19.

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Title
Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Market, Tennessee, 2011 September 19.
Summary
Candie Carawan recalls attending Fisk University as an exchange student and meeting civil rights activists in Nashville, Tennessee. She discusses meeting Guy Carawan at the Highlander Folk School, the importance of music to the civil rights movement, and Guy's work to record singers involved with the movement. The two perform several songs, including "Tree of Life," "Eyes on the Prize," and "We Shall Overcome."
Contributor Names
Carawan, Candie, interviewee.
Carawan, Guy, interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2011.
Subject Headings
-  Carawan, Candie--Interviews
-  Carawan, Guy--Interviews
-  Fisk University
-  Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
-  We shall overcome
-  Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
-  Folk singers--Interviews
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in New Market, Tennessee, on September 19, 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.).
-  Candie Carawan was born in 1939 in Los Angeles, California, married Guy Carawan in 1961 and had two children. She attended Pomona College and worked at the Highlander Folk Center as a cultural educator, singer, artist and potter.
-  Guy Carawan was born in 1927 in Los Angeles, California, married Noel Oliver in 1954 (d. 1958) and Candie Anderson in 1961 and had two children. He attended Occidental College, UCLA, MA and worked at the Highlander Folk Center as music director, collector and performing musician.
-  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
5 video files of 5 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (54 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (29 pages).
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0052
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
2015669151
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
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Description
Candie Carawan recalls attending Fisk University as an exchange student and meeting civil rights activists in Nashville, Tennessee. She discusses meeting Guy Carawan at the Highlander Folk School, the importance of music to the civil rights movement, and Guy's work to record singers involved with the movement. The two perform several songs, including "Tree of Life," "Eyes on the Prize," and "We Shall Overcome."
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669151
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Credit Line

Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Carawan, Candie, Interviewee, Guy Carawan, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Market, Tennessee. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669151/.

APA citation style:

Carawan, C., Carawan, G., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Market, Tennessee. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669151/.

MLA citation style:

Carawan, Candie, Interviewee, et al. Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Market, Tennessee. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669151/>.

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