Film, Video Sam Mahone oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013 March 09.

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Title
Sam Mahone oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013 March 09.
Summary
Sam Mahone discusses his experiences of racial segregation and discrimination in Americus, Georgia, and how he came to be involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). After he joined SNCC, he participated in an array of activism: picketing a segregated movie theater, registering voters, and organizing in the black community. He also discusses the arrests that he and other activists experienced due to their activism, including the Americus Four case and the Leesburg Stockade. He concludes the interview by discussing his current involvement in showcasing African American art.
Contributor Names
Mahone, Sam, 1945- interviewee.
Jeffries, Hasan Kwame, 1973- interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2013.
Subject Headings
-  Mahone, Sam,--1945---Interviews
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Americus
-  Civil rights movements--Georgia
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Discrimination in public accommodations--Georgia
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Albany, Georgia, on March 9, 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.).
-  Sam Mahone was a civil rights activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Americus, Georgia. He attended Tougaloo College and the Art Institute of Atlanta and worked in several art museums and galleries.
-  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
1 video file (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (63 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (29 pages).
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0063
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
2015669162
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
image
online text
video
Description
Sam Mahone discusses his experiences of racial segregation and discrimination in Americus, Georgia, and how he came to be involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). After he joined SNCC, he participated in an array of activism: picketing a segregated movie theater, registering voters, and organizing in the black community. He also discusses the arrests that he and other activists experienced due to their activism, including the Americus Four case and the Leesburg Stockade. He concludes the interview by discussing his current involvement in showcasing African American art.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669162
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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:

Mahone, Sam, Interviewee, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Sam Mahone oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669162/.

APA citation style:

Mahone, S., Jeffries, H. K. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Sam Mahone oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669162/.

MLA citation style:

Mahone, Sam, Interviewee, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Sam Mahone oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669162/>.

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