Film, Video Juadine Henderson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, DC, District of Columbia, 2015 December 03
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- Juadine Henderson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, DC, District of Columbia, 2015 December 03
- Juadine Henderson recalls her initial interaction with Frank Smith, a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1963, and his influence on her decision to attend a voter registration workshop in Greenswood, Mississippi. She discusses how exposure to the movement was instrumental to her later decisions to become involved with the Freedom Labor Union, work on voter registration projects on plantations throughout Mississippi and attend the Poor People's Campaign in Washington, DC. She discusses her multiple arrests, participation in movement activities, and how the role of the church, freedom songs, and "black beauty" served as empowering symbols to affirming her identity as a black woman in the movement.
- Henderson, Juadine, interviewee
- Crosby, Emilye, interviewer
- Bishop, John Melville, videographer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
- - Henderson, Juadine--Interviews
- - Miles, Robert J.,--1914-1996
- - Smith, Frank,--1942
- - Delta Ministry
- - Drum and Spear Bookstore
- - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- - African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
- - Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Jackson
- - Civil rights movements--Mississippi
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
- - Poor People's Campaign
- - Voter registration--Mississippi
- - Batesville (Miss.)--Race relations $x History
- Personal narratives
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Washington, District of Columbia, on December 3, 2015.
- - Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0128), 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.).
- - Juadine Henderson was born in Batesville, Mississippi and attended church regularly growing up. She learned about the NAACP, SNCC, and the Freedom Songs through her church. In June of 1963 she went to Greenwood, Mississippi with John Smith of SNCC to attend a one week voter registration workshop, and shortly after decided to join the movement and began work with voter registration programs. Henderson was arrested on multiple occasions because of her involvement with the Civil Rights Movement. She attended Bishop College, George Washington University, and Columbia University at different points in her life. She eventually moved to Washington DC, first working with Drum and Spear bookstore, and then became a journalist; a career she held for twenty eight years.
- - 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
- 8 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (02:29:28) : digital, sound, color.
- transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0128
- 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
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Additional Metadata Formats
- African American Women Civil Rights Workers
- Batesville (Miss.)
- Civil Rights Demonstrations
- Civil Rights Movements
- Delta Ministry
- Drum and Spear Bookstore
- Filmed Interviews
- Henderson, Juadine
- Miles, Robert J.
- Oral Histories
- Personal Narratives
- Poor People's Campaign
- Race Relations $x History
- Smith, Frank
- Songs and Music
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- United States
- Video Recordings
- Voter Registration
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Chicago citation style:
Henderson, Juadine, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Juadine Henderson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, DC, District of Columbia. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655419/.
APA citation style:
Henderson, J., Crosby, E., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Juadine Henderson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, DC, District of Columbia. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655419/.
MLA citation style:
Henderson, Juadine, Interviewee, et al. Juadine Henderson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, DC, District of Columbia. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655419/>.