Film, Video Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013 March 02.

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Title
Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013 March 02.
Summary
Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked to leave his high school for making comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about unequal schools for blacks, and remembers his participation in a 1961 Freedom Ride, his travel to Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa, and his work at Third Baptist Church on various social causes.
Contributor Names
Brown, Amos C. (Amos Cleophilus), interviewee.
Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2013.
Subject Headings
-  Brown, Amos C.--(Amos Cleophilus)--Interviews
-  Evers, Medgar Wiley,--1925-1963
-  NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
-  African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
-  African American clergy--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights--United States--Cases
-  Freedom Rides, 1961
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in San Francisco, California, on March 2, 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.).
-  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.
-  The Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown was a civil rights activist in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and United Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of San Francisco's Third Baptist Church and was a board member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
-  In English.
-  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
Medium
8 video files of 8 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (119 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (41 pages).
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0060
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_crhp0060
afc2010039text.afc2010039_crhp0060_Brown_transcript
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669159
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
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669159
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Credit Line

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Chicago citation style:

Brown, Amos C. , Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California. 2013. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669159/.

APA citation style:

Brown, A. C., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669159/.

MLA citation style:

Brown, Amos C. , Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California. 2013. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669159/>.

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