Film, Video Frankye Adams Johnson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Jackson, Mississippi, 2015 December 06.

About this Item

Title

  • Frankye Adams Johnson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Jackson, Mississippi, 2015 December 06.

Summary

  • Frankye Adams-Johnson recalls her involvement as a Civil Rights activist in the Jackson Movement. While a student at Tougaloo College she became involved with SNCC, the Freedom Riders and the March on Washington. Placing emphasis on the themes of racial consciousness, gender and violence, she traces the evolution of her political role, concluding with her involvement in the Black Panther Party.

Contributor Names

  • Adams-Johnson, Frankye, interviewee.
  • Crosby, Emilye, interviewer.
  • Bishop, John Melville, videographer.
  • Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)

Created / Published

  • 2015.

Subject Headings

  • -  Adams-Johnson, Frankye--Interviews
  • -  Donald, Cleveland,--Jr.,--1946-2012
  • -  Evers, Medgar Wiley,--1925-1963
  • -  Black Panther Party
  • -  Mississippi Freedom Project
  • -  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.--Youth Council
  • -  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
  • -  Tougaloo College--History
  • -  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom--(1963 :--Washington, D.C.)
  • -  African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
  • -  Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Jackson
  • -  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
  • -  Civil rights movements--United States
  • -  Jackson (Miss.)--Race relations

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, on December 6, 2015.
  • -  Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0123), 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.).
  • -  Frankye Adams-Johnson was born in Pocahontas, Mississippi to a family of sharecroppers. As a teenager in Jackson, Mississippi, she participated in the NAACP, COFO, and SNCC as a youth organizer and was heavily involved in the Jackson civil rights movement in 1963. In 1964, she enrolled at Tougaloo College where she continued to be involved in civil rights demonstrations. After moving to New York in 1967, she co-organized the White Plains branch of the Black Panther Party. Adams-Johnson became a college professor in the 1980s, and returned to Jackson from New York in the late 1990s.
  • -  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

  • 4 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (1:27:28) : digital, sound, color.
  • transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.

Source Collection

  • Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0123

Repository

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2016655414

Rights Advisory

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

Access Advisory

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:

Adams-Johnson, Frankye, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Frankye Adams Johnson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Jackson, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655414/.

APA citation style:

Adams-Johnson, F., Crosby, E., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Frankye Adams Johnson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Jackson, Mississippi. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655414/.

MLA citation style:

Adams-Johnson, Frankye, Interviewee, et al. Frankye Adams Johnson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Jackson, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655414/>.