Film, Video Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Jackson, Mississippi, 2013 March 12.
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- Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Jackson, Mississippi, 2013 March 12.
- Euvester Simpson discusses her childhood in Itta Bena, Mississippi, and she describes her parents' decision to send her to Racine, Wisconsin, to attend high school because they were fed up with segregated public schools in Mississippi. For her last year of high school, Simpson returned to Mississippi, and she became active in the Civil Rights Movement. She describes attending a citizenship school in Charleston, South Carolina, going to mass meetings, and being arrested with a group of women, including Fannie Lou Hamer. She also discusses her involvement in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Council of Federated Organizations, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Simpson ends the interview by discussing the legacy of the movement.
- Contributor Names
- Simpson, Euvester, 1945- interviewee.
- Dittmer, John, 1939- interviewer.
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Simpson, Euvester,--1945---Interviews
- - Hamer, Fannie Lou
- - Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
- - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- - African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--Mississippi
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 12, 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.).
- - Euvester Simpson attended Tougaloo College and Millsaps College and was a civil rights activist in Mississippi with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She later worked as a legal secretary, program administrator and business owner.
- - 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
- 7 video files of 7 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (95 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (49 pages).
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0072
- 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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- 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
- LCCN Permalink
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
- IIIF Presentation Manifest
- Manifest (JSON/LD)
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Chicago citation style:
Simpson, Euvester, Interviewee, John Dittmer, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Jackson, Mississippi. 2013. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669171/.
APA citation style:
Simpson, E., Dittmer, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Jackson, Mississippi. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669171/.
MLA citation style:
Simpson, Euvester, Interviewee, John Dittmer, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Jackson, Mississippi. 2013. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669171/>.
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