Film, Video Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Petersburg, Virginia, 2013 August 17
Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Petersburg, Virginia, 2013 August 17
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- Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Petersburg, Virginia, 2013 August 17
- Oliver W. Hill, Jr., discusses his father, civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill. He explains his father's childhood and education in Roanoke, Virginia, how he ended up at Howard University in the 1920s, where he was in the same class as Thurgood Marshall and studied law under Charles Hamilton Houston. In the 1930s Hill reunited with both of them to work for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which was focused on challenging segregation laws. Hill describes his own experience as a black student integrating a white school in Richmond, Virginia, attending Howard University, becoming a psychology professor at Virginia State University, and working with Bob Moses on the Algebra Project. He also discusses the education of African American children, school reform, and student testing.
- Hill, Oliver W., 1949- interviewee
- Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
- - Hill, Oliver W.,--1949---Interviews
- - Hill, Oliver W.,--1907-2007
- - Moses, Robert Parris
- - Howard University
- - NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- - African American children--Education
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - School integration--Virginia--Richmond
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Petersburg, Virginia, on August 17, 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.).
- - Oliver W. Hill, Jr., was the soon of civil rights attorney Oliver W. Hill, Sr. He integrated the Richmond, Virginia, public schools as a child and became a professor of psychology.
- - 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
- 5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (73 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (37 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0102
- 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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Hill, Oliver W., Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Petersburg, Virginia. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669201/.
APA citation style:
Hill, O. W., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Petersburg, Virginia. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669201/.
MLA citation style:
Hill, Oliver W., Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Petersburg, Virginia. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669201/>.