Film, Video Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California, 2013 April 11.

About this Item

Title

  • Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California, 2013 April 11.

Summary

  • Rick Tuttle describes his family background and when he first became aware of the sit-in movement and the Freedom Rides when he was a student at Wesleyan University. As a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he was recruited to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1963 and went to Greenwood, Mississippi, to work on voter registration drives. He also briefly spied on white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan meetings. After being driven out of Mississippi by threats, he joined the Chatham County Crusade for Voters in Savannah, Georgia. Tuttle describes being arrested in Savannah for disturbing the peace and the subsequent trial. Tuttle discusses the work he did after leaving the Movement: as the comptroller in Los Angeles he helped to bring an end to segregation at private clubs and participated in the anti-apartheid movement.

Contributor Names

  • Tuttle, Rick, interviewee.
  • Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer.
  • Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)

Created / Published

  • 2013.

Subject Headings

  • -  Tuttle, Rick--Interviews
  • -  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
  • -  United States National Student Association
  • -  Civil rights movements--Georgia
  • -  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
  • -  Civil rights movements--United States
  • -  Civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
  • -  Voter registration--Mississippi

Genre

  • Filmed Interviews
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories
  • Video recordings

Notes

  • -  Recorded in Culver City, 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.).
  • -  Rick Tuttle attended Wesleyan University and the University of California, Los Angeles, and participated in the Freedom Rides of 1961. He helped found the California Federation of Young Democrats and later became the Los Angeles City Controller and a lecturer at the School of Public Policy at UCLA.
  • -  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

  • 6 video files of 6 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (125 min.) : digital, sound, color.
  • 1 transcript (58 pages).

Source Collection

  • Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0078

Repository

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2015669177

Access Advisory

Online Format

  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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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:

Tuttle, Rick, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669177/.

APA citation style:

Tuttle, R., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669177/.

MLA citation style:

Tuttle, Rick, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669177/>.