Film, Video Nathaniel Hawthorne Jones oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Claiborne County, Mississippi, 2015 December 03

About this Item

Title

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne Jones oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Claiborne County, Mississippi, 2015 December 03

Summary

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne Jones was born in Claiborne County, Mississippi in 1914. He recalls his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, specifically the Port Gibson Movement, in Mississippi. He discusses being drafted into the Navy in 1944 and the racial discrimination he experienced in his role as a Steward Mate. During the Port Gibson Movement, he was involved in the Port Gibson Merchant Boycotts, organizing protests at Alcorn College, and participating in voter registration activities.

Names

  • Jones, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1914-2018, interviewee
  • Crosby, Emilye, interviewer
  • Bishop, John Melville, videographer
  • Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)

Created / Published

  • 2015.

Headings

  • -  Jones, Nathaniel Hawthorne,--1914-2018--Interviews
  • -  Evers, Charles,--1922
  • -  Shields, Rudy,--1931-1987
  • -  Alcorn State University--History
  • -  Claiborne Hardware Co.--Trials, litigation, etc
  • -  Deacons for Defense and Justice
  • -  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • -  United States.--Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • -  African American business enterprises--Mississippi
  • -  African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
  • -  Boycotts--Mississippi--Port Gibson
  • -  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
  • -  Civil rights movements--United States
  • -  Discrimination in the military--United States
  • -  Poll tax--Mississippi
  • -  School integration--Mississippi
  • -  Sharecroppers--Mississippi
  • -  Voter registration--Mississippi
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • -  Claiborne County (Miss.)--History

Genre

  • Personal narratives
  • Video recordings
  • Filmed interviews
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories

Notes

  • -  Recorded in Claiborne County, Mississippi, on December 3, 2015.
  • -  Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0117), 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.
  • -  In English.
  • -  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005

Medium

  • 12 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (1:53:28) : digital, sound, color.
  • transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.

Source Collection

  • Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0117

Repository

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2016655408

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  • Duplication of collection materials may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.

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Online Format

  • image
  • pdf
  • video

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Credit Line

Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Jones, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Nathaniel Hawthorne Jones oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Claiborne County, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655408/.

APA citation style:

Jones, N. H., Crosby, E., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Nathaniel Hawthorne Jones oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Claiborne County, Mississippi. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655408/.

MLA citation style:

Jones, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Interviewee, et al. Nathaniel Hawthorne Jones oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Claiborne County, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655408/>.