Film, Video Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013 February 28
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- Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013 February 28
- Elmer Dixon discusses his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, where he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., and heard Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael speak. At 17 he met Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland and established, with his brother Aaron Dixon as Defense Captain, the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Dixon discusses his work with the Panthers, the survival of several of the programs he started, including a health clinic, his work after the Panther chapter closed down in 1978, and his current position as director of an executive consulting firm specializing in diversity issues.
- Dixon, Elmer, interviewee
- Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
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- - Dixon, Elmer--Interviews
- - Carmichael, Stokely,--1941-1998
- - Dixon, Aaron,--1949
- - King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968
- - Newton, Huey P
- - Seale, Bobby,--1936
- - Black Panther Party
- - African American civil rights workers--California--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--California
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Seattle, Washington,on February 28, 2013.
- - 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.).
- - Elmer Dixon was the co-chair of the Seattle, Washington, chapter of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and also established the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party with his brother, Aaron Dixon. He later worked in the field of diversity and cross-cultural communication.
- - 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
- 11 video files of 11 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (152 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (66 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0057
- 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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Dixon, Elmer, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669156/.
APA citation style:
Dixon, E., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669156/.
MLA citation style:
Dixon, Elmer, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669156/>.