Film, Video D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Memphis, Tennessee, 2013 August 13.

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Title
D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Memphis, Tennessee, 2013 August 13.
Summary
D'Army Bailey describes growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, the influence of the Crump political machine in city politics, and his involvement with the Memphis NAACP at an early age. He talks about his participation in the civil rights activism as a student at Southern University, for which he was ultimately expelled. Bailey describes his move to Clark University in Massachusetts, where he became involved in the Northern Student Movement. After discussing his time spent at Boston University Law School, Bailey talks about a series of jobs he had related to civil rights and legal services, including serving as the director of the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council (LSCRRC). Bailey also describes his career in California as a Berkeley City Councilman, his recall from that post, and his subsequent move back to his hometown of Memphis, where he has served as a lawyer, judge, and founder of the National Civil Rights Museum.
Contributor Names
Bailey, D'Army, 1941-2015, interviewee.
Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2013.
Subject Headings
-  Bailey, D'Army,--1941-2015--Interviews
-  Law Students Civil Rights Research Council (U.S.)
-  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
-  African American civil rights workers--Louisiana--Interviews
-  African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Interviews
-  African American lawyers--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Louisiana
-  Civil rights movements--Tennessee
-  Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Berkeley (Calif.)--Politics and government
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 13, 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.).
-  D'Army Bailey was a civil rights activist, lawyer, judge, actor and member of the Berkeley, California, city council. He helped found the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.
-  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
14 video files of 14 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (191 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (93 pages).
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0098
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_crhp0098
afc2010039text.afc2010039_crhp0098_Bailey_transcript
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669197
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/2015669197
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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:

Bailey, D'Army, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Memphis, Tennessee. 2013. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669197/.

APA citation style:

Bailey, D., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Memphis, Tennessee. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669197/.

MLA citation style:

Bailey, D'Army, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Memphis, Tennessee. 2013. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669197/>.

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