Film, Video Ekwueme Michael Thelwell oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Pelham, Massachusetts,

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Title
Ekwueme Michael Thelwell oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Pelham, Massachusetts,
Summary
Ekueme Michael Thelwell remembers his time as a student activist at Howard University and his experiences with the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Working primarily out of Washington, D.C., Thelwell marched in and organized demonstrations and made major contributions to SNCC and MFDP strategy around voter registration and the MFDP's 1965 effort to challenge the seating of the Mississippi congressional delegation. He details the developing MFDP strategy, his attempts to navigate Washington politics, and his relationships with various figures involved in the effort.
Contributor Names
Thelwell, Michael, interviewee.
Crosby, Emilye, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2013.
Subject Headings
-  Thelwell, Michael,--Interviews
-  Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
-  Nonviolent Action Group (Washington, D.C.)
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  African American civil rights workers.--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Pelham (Mass.)--event place
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Pelham, Massachusetts, on August 23, 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.).
-  Dr. Ekwueme Michael Thelwell is a scholar, activist, writer, and administrator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He served as a staff member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and worked as a civil rights activist in the deep South and in Washington, D.C.
-  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
1 transcript (116 pages).
24 video files of 24 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (255 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: XXXX
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://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0104/
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669203
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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Ekueme Michael Thelwell remembers his time as a student activist at Howard University and his experiences with the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Working primarily out of Washington, D.C., Thelwell marched in and organized demonstrations and made major contributions to SNCC and MFDP strategy around voter registration and the MFDP's 1965 effort to challenge the seating of the Mississippi congressional delegation. He details the developing MFDP strategy, his attempts to navigate Washington politics, and his relationships with various figures involved in the effort.
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Chicago citation style:

Thelwell, Michael, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Ekwueme Michael Thelwell oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Pelham, Massachusetts. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669203/.

APA citation style:

Thelwell, M., Crosby, E. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Ekwueme Michael Thelwell oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Pelham, Massachusetts. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669203/.

MLA citation style:

Thelwell, Michael, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Ekwueme Michael Thelwell oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Pelham, Massachusetts. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669203/>.