Film, Video Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana, 2013 October 03
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- Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana, 2013 October 03
- The Reverend Doctor Harry Blake discusses his childhood on a plantation in Louisiana in the 1930s and 1940s and how he became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in Shreveport, Louisiana. Blake joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1960 after he heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., give a speech at Bishop College in Texas, where he was a student. Blake discusses his pastorate at Mount Canaan Baptist Church in Shreveport, how he came to develop a good relationship with local politicians, and the work he continues to do within the context of the civil rights struggle.
- Blake, Harry, 1934- interviewee
- Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
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- - Blake, Harry,--1934---Interviews
- - King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968
- - Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- - African American civil rights workers--Louisiana--Interviews
- - African American clergy--Louisiana--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--Louisiana--Shreveport
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Shreveport, Louisiana, on October 3, 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.).
- - 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.
- - The Reverend Harry Blake is the pastor of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. He served as the first field secretary of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and as president of the Louisiana Baptist State Convention and General Secretary of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
- - In English.
- - Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
- 4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (70 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (28 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0107
- 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:
Blake, Harry, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669206/.
APA citation style:
Blake, H., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669206/.
MLA citation style:
Blake, Harry, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669206/>.