Film, Video Raylawni G. Branch and Jeanette Smith oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2015 December 01.

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Title
Raylawni G. Branch and Jeanette Smith oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2015 December 01.
Summary
Raylawni G. Branch and Jeanette Smith discuss their involvement in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based Civil Rights Movement. They remember their upbringings as mixed race children, Smith in Mississippi and Branch in Mississippi and Chicago, Illinois. Branch recalls entering as one of the first black students at the University of Southern Mississippi. Both speak about their activism for voting rights and education, as well as sharing their philosophies on issues of race, discrimination, and activism.
Contributor Names
Smith, Jeanette, 1940-2018, interviewee.
Branch, Raylawni G., 1941- interviewee.
Crosby, Emilye, interviewer.
Bishop, John Melville, videographer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2015.
Subject Headings
-  Branch, Raylawni G.,--1940---Interviews
-  Smith, Jeanette,--1940-2018--Interviews
-  Carmichael, Stokely,--1941-1998
-  Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand,--1908-1966
-  Evers, Charles,--1922
-  McCain, William D.--(William David),--1907-1993
-  Till, Emmett,--1941-1955
-  Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
-  Deacons for Defense and Justice
-  Head Start Program (U.S.)
-  Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.)
-  Mississippi Freedom Project
-  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  University of Southern Mississippi
-  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom--(1963 :--Washington, D.C.)--Personal narratives
-  African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
-  African American women civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
-  African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  School integration--Mississippi--Hattiesburg
-  Segregation in education--Mississippi
-  Social justice--Religious aspects--Christianity
-  Hattiesburg (Miss.)--Race relations--History
Genre
Personal narratives
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on December 1, 2015.
-  Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0112), 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.).
-  Jeanette Smith, Mississippi Civil Rights worker, worked with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO).
-  Raylawni G. Branch, Mississippi pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement, a professional nursing educator and US Air Force Reserve officer. She is best known for her leading role in the integration of the University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) in 1965.
-  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
6 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (2:36:43) : digital, sound, color.
transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0112
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_crhp0112
afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0112_ms01
Library of Congress Control Number
2016655403
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
Online Format
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pdf
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2016655403
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Chicago citation style:

Smith, Jeanette, Interviewee, Raylawni G Branch, Emilye Crosby, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Raylawni G. Branch and Jeanette Smith oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655403/.

APA citation style:

Smith, J., Branch, R. G., Crosby, E., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Raylawni G. Branch and Jeanette Smith oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655403/.

MLA citation style:

Smith, Jeanette, Interviewee, et al. Raylawni G. Branch and Jeanette Smith oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655403/>.

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