Film, Video Judy Richardson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland, 2015 December 09.

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Title
Judy Richardson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland, 2015 December 09.
Summary
Judy Richardson was born on March 10, 1944. As one of eight black students accepted into Swarthmore College in 1962, she recalls her initial involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, attending mass meetings and participating in freedom rides in the Cambridge, Maryland Movement. She discusses her decision to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), where she served as a secretary for then executive secretary, Jim Forman. She recalls her involvement with Freedom Summer 1964 and her proposal to organize a SNCC Residential Freedom School in 1965. After leaving SNCC, she discusses her involvement with Julian Bond's all-black political party in Lowndes County where she served as a temporary head of communications. She discusses her later community organizing efforts in Washington, DC and her current involvement with the SNCC Legacy Project at Duke University.
Contributor Names
Richardson, Judy, 1944- interviewee.
Crosby, Emilye, interviewer.
Bishop, John Melville, videographer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2015.
Subject Headings
-  Richardson, Judy,--1944---Interviews
-  Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee (Cambridge, Md.)
-  Drum and Spear Bookstore
-  Mississippi Freedom Project
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  Eyes on the prize (Television program)
-  African American college students--Political activity--Washington (D.C.)
-  African American women civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Maryland
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--United States
Genre
Personal narratives
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Silver Spring, Maryland, on December 9, 2015.
-  Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0127), 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.).
-  Judy Richardson was born on March 10, 1944, in Tarrytown, New York. In 1962 she was one of eight black students accepted into Swarthmore College and was involved with the Students for Democratic Society's (SDS) chapter named the Swarthmore Political Action Committee (SPAC). From 1963 to 1965, she held various positions with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), including moving around the country for demonstrations, executive secretarial duties, and proposing Residential Freedom Schools. She left work to attend Columbia University in New York City, and eventually worked with Drum and Spear Bookstore in Washington, DC. She was involved in the production of the documentary Eyes on the Prize and works with the SNCC Legacy Project at Duke University.
-  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
13 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (03:37:49) : digital, sound, color.
transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0127
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_crhp0127
afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0127_ms01
Library of Congress Control Number
2016655418
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2016655418
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Chicago citation style:

Richardson, Judy, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Judy Richardson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655418/.

APA citation style:

Richardson, J., Crosby, E., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Judy Richardson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655418/.

MLA citation style:

Richardson, Judy, Interviewee, et al. Judy Richardson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Silver Spring, Maryland. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655418/>.

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