Film, Video Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013 March 09
Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013 March 09
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- Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013 March 09
- Grace Hall Miller (mother of activist Shirley Sherrod) describes her childhood in Baker County, Georgia, her education in segregated schools, her marriage to Hosie Miller, and their early involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Grace Hall Miller's commitment to the Baker County Movement grew following the murder of her husband by a white neighbor in 1965. She describes how her house became headquarters for the local movement and how the community rallied to support her and her children. Miller's children were among the black students who integrated white schools, and because of their experience, she dedicated much of her life to improving education.
- Miller, Grace H., 1932- interviewee
- Griffin, Willie James, 1974- interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
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- - Miller, Grace H.,--1932---Interviews
- - Sherrod, Charles,--1937
- - Sherrod, Shirley,--1948
- - African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--Georgia
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Murder--Georgia--Baker County
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - 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.).
- - Grace Hall Miller was a homemaker in Baker County, Georgia. She was a civil rights activist and became a member of the Baker County Board of Education.
- - 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
- 5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (54 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (38 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0067
- 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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Chicago citation style:
Miller, Grace H., Interviewee, Willie James Griffin, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669166/.
APA citation style:
Miller, G. H., Griffin, W. J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669166/.
MLA citation style:
Miller, Grace H., Interviewee, Willie James Griffin, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669166/>.