Film, Video Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California, 2013 April 11
Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California, 2013 April 11
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- Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California, 2013 April 11
- Ben Caldwell shares his family's history in the Southwest and his childhood experience in New Mexico. Caldwell describes his military service during the Vietnam War and how his experiences made him reflect on racial prejudices in the United States. He began studying art, and he eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he has been part of a black arts movement since the 1970s. He discusses the L.A. Rebellion, a collective of black filmmakers from UCLA, as well as various art projects in which he has been involved and documentary films he has produced.
- Caldwell, Ben R., interviewee
- Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
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- - Caldwell, Ben R.--Interviews
- - African American artists--Interviews
- - African American college teachers--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--California
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Participation, African American
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Los Angeles, California, on April 11, 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.).
- - Ben Caldwell was a Vietnam veteran, artist and filmmaker. He was a member of the L.A. Rebellion and the founder of the KAOS Network, a community arts center, in Los Angeles, California.
- - 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
- 6 video files of 6 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (127 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (65 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0077
- 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:
Caldwell, Ben R., Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669176/.
APA citation style:
Caldwell, B. R., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669176/.
MLA citation style:
Caldwell, Ben R., Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669176/>.