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Film, Video Lisa Anderson Todd oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013 June 24

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Title

  • Lisa Anderson Todd oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013 June 24

Summary

  • Lisa Anderson Todd shares memories from when she was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) volunteer in Mississippi in 1963 and her recollections of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. Todd describes how she was introduced to the Movement during her participation in a work camp at Tougaloo College and how she went on to do voter registration work, first with the American Friends Service Committee in Greensboro, North Carolina, and then with SNCC in Greenville, Mississippi. Todd shares her memories as well as her book research on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She also describes her college years at Cornell University; her decision to attend law school at Stanford; her interest in civil rights law; and her work as a lawyer and later as an administrative judge.

Names

  • Todd, Lisa Anderson, 1942- interviewee
  • Crosby, Emilye, interviewer
  • Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)

Created / Published

  • 2013.

Headings

  • -  Todd, Lisa Anderson,--1942---Interviews
  • -  American Friends Service Committee
  • -  Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
  • -  Mississippi Freedom Project
  • -  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
  • -  Democratic National Convention--(1964 :--Atlantic City, N.J.)
  • -  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
  • -  Civil rights movements--United States
  • -  Lawyers--United States--Interviews
  • -  Voter registration--Mississippi
  • -  Women civil rights workers--United States--Interviews

Genre

  • Filmed Interviews
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories
  • Video recordings

Notes

  • -  Recorded in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 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.).
  • -  Lisa Anderson Todd was a civil rights activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She later became a lawyer and judge.
  • -  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

  • 8 video files of 8 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (169 min.) : digital, sound, color.
  • 1 transcript (67 pages).

Source Collection

  • Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0093

Repository

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2015669192

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:

Todd, Lisa Anderson, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Lisa Anderson Todd oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669192/.

APA citation style:

Todd, L. A., Crosby, E. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Lisa Anderson Todd oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669192/.

MLA citation style:

Todd, Lisa Anderson, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Lisa Anderson Todd oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669192/>.