Film, Video Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California, 2013 March 01.

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Title
Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California, 2013 March 01.
Summary
Steven McNichols discussed his childhood in New York City, his mother's illnesses and attending the University of California, Los Angeles in 1958. He became involved in politics through the National Student Federation and National Student Association, and participated in the Freedom Rides, riding a train from Los Angeles, California, to Houston, Texas. He also discusses his work with the Delta Ministry, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and the 1964 Democratic Party convention.
Contributor Names
McNichols, Steven, interviewee.
Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2013.
Subject Headings
-  McNichols, Steven--Interviews
-  Delta Ministry
-  Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
-  United States National Student Association
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
-  Freedom Rides, 1961
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Burlingame, California, on March 1, 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.).
-  Steven McNichols was a freedom rider with the Congress of Racial Equality and civil rights director of the National Student Association. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Texas at Austin. He was elected Civil Rights Director of the National Student Association, supported the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and assisted the Delta Ministry and Department of Agriculture with distributing surplus food to poor African Americans in Mississippi. He later worked for Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles and pursued a law degree and career as an employment discrimination attorney.
-  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
11 video files of 11 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (137 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (51 pages).
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0058
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
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0058
afc2010039text.afc2010039_crhp0058_McNichols_transcript
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669157
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
Online Format
online text
image
pdf
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669157
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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:

Mcnichols, Steven, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California. 2013. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669157/.

APA citation style:

McNichols, S., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669157/.

MLA citation style:

Mcnichols, Steven, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California. 2013. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669157/>.

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