Film, Video Peggy Jean Connor oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2015 November 30.

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Title
Peggy Jean Connor oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2015 November 30.
Summary
Peggy Jean Connor discusses her role in the Civil Rights Movement in southern Mississippi. She focuses particularly on voter registration, Freedom Day, being a Democratic National Convention delegate, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), her arrest, organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), and the "Connor vs. Johnson" lawsuit.
Contributor Names
Connor, Peggy Jean, interviewee.
Crosby, Emilye, interviewer.
Bishop, John Melville, videographer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2015.
Subject Headings
-  Connor, Peggy Jean--Interviews
-  Adams, Victoria Gray,--1926-2006
-  Baker, Ella,--1903-1986
-  Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand,--1908-1966
-  DeVine, Annie
-  Evers, Charles,--1922
-  Guyot, Lawrence,--1939-2012
-  Hamer, Fannie Lou
-  Thelwell, Michael
-  Child Development Group of Mississippi
-  Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
-  Head Start Program (U.S.)
-  Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
-  Mississippi Freedom Project
-  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  United States.--Civil Rights Act of 1964
-  Democratic National Convention--(1964 :--Atlantic City, N.J.)--Personal narratives
-  African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
-  African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi
-  Beauty shops--Mississippi
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Police brutality--Mississippi
-  Poliomyelitis
-  Poll tax--Mississippi--Hattiesburg
-  School integration--Mississippi
-  Segregation in education--Mississippi
-  Voter registration--Mississippi--Hattiesburg
-  Mississippi--Politics and government--20th century
Genre
Personal narratives
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on November 30, 2015.
-  Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0111), 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.).
-  Peggy Jean Connor is a strong movement activist, whose early involvement in voter registration included two important lawsuits. She was very active in Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP).
-  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
7 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (1:21:14) : digital, sound, color.
transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0111
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_crhp0111
afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0111_ms01
Library of Congress Control Number
2016655402
Rights Advisory
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Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
video
Description
Peggy Jean Connor discusses her role in the Civil Rights Movement in southern Mississippi. She focuses particularly on voter registration, Freedom Day, being a Democratic National Convention delegate, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), her arrest, organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), and the "Connor vs. Johnson" lawsuit.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2016655402
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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:

Connor, Peggy Jean, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Peggy Jean Connor oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655402/.

APA citation style:

Connor, P. J., Crosby, E., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Peggy Jean Connor oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655402/.

MLA citation style:

Connor, Peggy Jean, Interviewee, et al. Peggy Jean Connor oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655402/>.

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