Film, Video Clarence Magee oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2015 December 01.

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Title
Clarence Magee oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2015 December 01.
Summary
Clarence Magee discusses the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. He recalls growing up in Marion County, Mississippi, where he was pushed by his family to pursue an education. He remembers becoming involved with the Hattiesburg branch of the NAACP after he was barred from registering to vote in 1956, then working in sensitivity training for Freedom Summer volunteers. He also discusses teaching in schools, working for the federal government, and co-founding the Hattiesburg Association for Civic Improvement.
Contributor Names
Magee, Clarence, interviewee.
Crosby, Emilye, interviewer.
Bishop, John Melville, videographer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2015.
Subject Headings
-  Magee, Clarence--Interviews
-  Brown, R. Jess,--1912-1989
-  Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand,--1908-1966
-  Holloway, Eddie A., 1952
-  Kennard, Clyde,--1927-1963
-  Deacons for Defense and Justice
-  Head Start Program (U.S.)
-  Mississippi Freedom Project
-  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
-  African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
-  African American teachers--Mississippi--Interviews
-  African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Lynching
-  Police-community relations--Mississippi
-  Segregation in education--Mississippi
-  Hattiesburg (Miss.)--Race relations
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: 0113), 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.).
-  Clarence Magee, born in 1932 in Columbia, Mississippi, was the oldest of ten children and was raised working on his parents' farm. He studied biology at Alcorn A&M graduating in 1954, and attended graduate school at Harvard. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed in Germany. After leaving the service he taught in several schools in Hattiesburg. He cofounded the Hattiesburg Association for Civic Improvement and was active in helping schools formulate desegregation plans. He was also involved in NAACP and in training for the Freedom Summer. He later worked for the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development Commission and the federal Department of Agriculture, Food, and Consumer Service office in Mobile, Alabama.
-  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) (1:50:33) : digital, sound, color.
transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0113
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_crhp0113
afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0113_ms01
Library of Congress Control Number
2016655404
Rights Advisory
Duplication of collection materials may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.
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
Clarence Magee discusses the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. He recalls growing up in Marion County, Mississippi, where he was pushed by his family to pursue an education. He remembers becoming involved with the Hattiesburg branch of the NAACP after he was barred from registering to vote in 1956, then working in sensitivity training for Freedom Summer volunteers. He also discusses teaching in schools, working for the federal government, and co-founding the Hattiesburg Association for Civic Improvement.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2016655404
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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:

Magee, Clarence, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Clarence Magee oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655404/.

APA citation style:

Magee, C., Crosby, E., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Clarence Magee oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655404/.

MLA citation style:

Magee, Clarence, Interviewee, et al. Clarence Magee oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655404/>.

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