Film, Video Freddie Greene Biddle oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, DC, District of Columbia, 2015 December 10
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- Freddie Greene Biddle oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, DC, District of Columbia, 2015 December 10
- Freddie Greene was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on February 15, 1945. She discusses how living in a segregated community exposed her to the early efforts of the Civil Rights Movement. She reflects on her decision to leave Greenwood and attend Dillard University in New Orleans in 1962. Feeling disconnected with the movement, she became a participant in the McComb project during Freedom Summer 1964. After returning to school post-Freedom Summer, she decided to leave and joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1965. She discusses her involvement working on voting registration and canvassing, as well as her role of working on the switchboard and in finance in SNCC's Atlanta Office.
- Greene, Freddie, 1945- interviewee
- Crosby, Emilye, interviewer
- Bishop, John Melville, videographer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
- - Greene, Freddie,--1945---Interviews
- - Carmichael, Stokely,--1941-1998
- - Forman, James,--1928-2005
- - Greene, George,--1943-2018
- - Heffner, Albert W.,--Jr
- - Robinson, Ruby Doris Smith,--1941-1967
- - Mississippi Freedom Project
- - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- - African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
- - Black power--United States
- - Bombings--Mississippi--McComb
- - Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Jackson
- - Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--McComb
- - Civil rights movements--Mississippi
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Folk music festivals--Mississippi--Greenwood
- - Folk music festivals--Political aspects--United States
- - Segregation in education--Mississippi
- - Voter registration--Mississippi
- - Greenwood (Miss.)--Race relations--History
- Personal narratives
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Washington, District of Columbia, on December 10, 2015.
- - Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0129), 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.).
- - Freddie Greene was born in was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on February 15, 1945 where she experienced firsthand segregation. She attended mass meetings in 1962 when SNCC came to Greenwood, Mississippi and was involved with the organizing efforts for the discontinuation of food being sent to Leflore County. Later on, Greene went to Dillard University in New Orleans where she became involved with Tulane University's Student Group and met Cathy Cage. Greene went to McComb, Mississippi during Freedom Summer 1964 and attended the National Democratic Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She left Dillard University to continue her work with voter registration for African Americans. She was arrested for her demonstration efforts. She later moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work in the SNCC office and was involved with the switchboard and financing. In the summer of 1968, Freddie left SNCC and moved to Washington, D.C, where she started working with the United Neighborhood Youth Program.
- - 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
- 6 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (01:36:06) : digital, sound, color.
- transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0129
- 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 Civil Rights Workers
- Black Power
- Carmichael, Stokely
- Civil Rights Demonstrations
- Civil Rights Movements
- Filmed Interviews
- Folk Music Festivals
- Forman, James
- Greene, Freddie
- Greene, George
- Greenwood (Miss.)
- Heffner, Albert W.
- Mississippi Freedom Project
- Oral Histories
- Personal Narratives
- Political Aspects
- Race Relations
- Robinson, Ruby Doris Smith
- Segregation in Education
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- United States
- Video Recordings
- Voter Registration
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Chicago citation style:
Greene, Freddie, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Freddie Greene Biddle oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, DC, District of Columbia. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655420/.
APA citation style:
Greene, F., Crosby, E., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Freddie Greene Biddle 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/2016655420/.
MLA citation style:
Greene, Freddie, Interviewee, et al. Freddie Greene Biddle 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/2016655420/>.