Film, Video Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland, 2013 June 27.

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Title
Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland, 2013 June 27.
Summary
Luis Zapata describes his childhood in Orange County, California, and how he came to join the labor movement as a college student at San Jose State University. He discusses the organizing work he did with the United Farm Workers and how he ended up moving to Cleveland, Mississippi, for four years where he organized for the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union and helped to register voters with the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Zapata also discusses his later involvement in the congressional campaign of Mike Espy as well as his participation in international movements for human rights.
Contributor Names
Zapata, Luis, 1944-2015, interviewee.
Crosby, Emilye, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2013.
Subject Headings
-  Zapata, Luis,--1944-2015--Interviews
-  Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
-  Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
-  Mississippi Freedom Labor Union
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  United Farm Workers
-  Agricultural laborers--California--History
-  Agricultural laborers--Mississippi--History
-  Civil rights movements--California
-  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Silver Spring, Maryland, on June 27, 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.).
-  Luis Zapata was an civil rights activist and labor organizer. He worked for the United Farm Workers, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, and many other organizations.
-  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) (122 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (71 pages).
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0095
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_crhp0095
afc2010039text.afc2010039_crhp0095_Zapata_transcript
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669194
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
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669194
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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:

Zapata, Luis, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669194/.

APA citation style:

Zapata, L., Crosby, E. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669194/.

MLA citation style:

Zapata, Luis, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669194/>.

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