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.

Names

  • Richardson, Judy, 1944- interviewee
  • Crosby, Emilye, interviewer
  • Bishop, John Melville, videographer
  • Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)

Created / Published

  • 2015.

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2016655418

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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:

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/>.