Film, Video William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013 June 25.

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Title
William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013 June 25.
Summary
William Lucy discusses his role in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in the 1960s, especially how he and the union supported the 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1966 Lucy started to work for AFSCME in Washington, D.C., as the Associate Director of the Department of Legislation and Community Affairs. Lucy explains AFSCME's support of the Civil Rights Movement, especially the push to expose the economic exploitation of African Americans. Lucy narrates the events of the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, discusses the involvement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and describes the union's strategies. Lucy also discusses his involvement in the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the Free South Africa Movement.
Contributor Names
Lucy, William, 1933- interviewee.
Crosby, Emilye, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2013.
Subject Headings
-  Lucy, William,--1933---Interviews
-  King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968
-  AFSCME
-  African American labor leaders--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Tennessee
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Washington, D.C., on June 25, 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.).
-  William Lucy was a civil rights activist and labor leader with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
-  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
5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (78 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (36 pages).
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0094
Repository
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
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0094
afc2010039text.afc2010039_crhp0094_Lucy_transcript
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669193
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
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669193
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Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Lucy, William, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C. 2013. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669193/.

APA citation style:

Lucy, W., Crosby, E. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669193/.

MLA citation style:

Lucy, William, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C. 2013. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669193/>.

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