Film, Video Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013 June 30
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- Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013 June 30
- Cecilia Suyat Marshall recalls moving from Hawaii to New York where she found a job as a secretary with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1948. Marshall notes some of the highlights of her experiences at the NAACP offices, including the organization's victory in the Brown v. Board case, traveling the South with NAACP staff, and attending conferences. There she met the many local people who gave the Civil Rights Movement strength. She left the organization after her marriage to Thurgood Marshall, and with that departure became more of a mother and wife than an activist, but retained her activist spirit with membership on the boards of progressive organizations.
- Marshall, Cecilia, 1928- interviewee
- Crosby, Emilye, interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
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- - Marshall, Cecilia,--1928---Interviews
- - Marshall, Thurgood,--1908-1993
- - NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Women civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Washington, D.C., on June 30, 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.).
- - Cecilia Suyat Marshall, a Filipino born in Hawaii, came to the United States in 1948. She worked as a secretary for the NAACP before marrying civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall.
- - 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
- 3 video files of 3 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (31 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (20 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0097
- 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:
Marshall, Cecilia, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669196/.
APA citation style:
Marshall, C., Crosby, E. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669196/.
MLA citation style:
Marshall, Cecilia, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669196/>.