Film, Video Reginald Robinson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, District of Columbia, 2015 December 11.

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Title
Reginald Robinson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, District of Columbia, 2015 December 11.
Summary
Reginald "Reg" Robinson shares his experience of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and how he became known as an "advance man" throughout the Civil Rights Movement. Beginning with his involvement with the student-led Civic Interest Group in Baltimore, Maryland, he discusses how his involvement with the Cambridge Movement led him to becoming a field secretary for SNCC. He recalls how Voter Education Programs and various recruitment activities of SNCC epitomized the rule of "building and growing" and prides himself for remaining committed to ensuring Civil Rights today.
Contributor Names
Robinson, Reginald, 1939- interviewee.
Crosby, Emilye, interviewer.
Bishop, John Melville, videographer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2015.
Subject Headings
-  Robinson, Reginald,--1939---Interviews
-  Baker, Ella,--1903-1986
-  Forman, James,--1928-2005
-  Lee, Herbert,--1919-1961
-  McDew, Charles
-  Moore, Amzie,--1911-1982
-  Nash, Diane,--1938
-  Richardson, Gloria,--1922
-  Robinson, Ruby Doris Smith,--1941-1967
-  Zellner, Bob
-  Nonviolent Action Group (Washington, D.C.)
-  Southern Christian Leadership Conference
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  African American civil rights workers--Maryland--Interviews
-  African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Maryland--Baltimore
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Maryland--Cambridge
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Voter registration--Maryland
-  Voter registration--Mississippi
-  Cambridge (Md.)--Race relations--History
Genre
Personal narratives
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Washington, District of Columbia, on December 11, 2015.
-  Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0130), 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.).
-  Reginald Robinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1939. After leaving high school during the eleventh grade to work, he eventually attended Cortez Peters Business College, where he first got involved in civil rights through the student organization, Civic Interest Group. He quickly became involved with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1961. Working for SNCC as a field secretary, his duties focused on supporting voter registration in McComb, Mississippi and Cambridge, Maryland. After SNCC, he worked multiple jobs around the country before finally settling in Washington, DC, where he eventually retired in 2001.
-  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
10 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (03:26:30) : digital, sound, color.
transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0130
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_crhp0130
afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0130_ms01
Library of Congress Control Number
2016655421
Rights Advisory
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Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
video
Description
Reginald "Reg" Robinson shares his experience of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and how he became known as an "advance man" throughout the Civil Rights Movement. Beginning with his involvement with the student-led Civic Interest Group in Baltimore, Maryland, he discusses how his involvement with the Cambridge Movement led him to becoming a field secretary for SNCC. He recalls how Voter Education Programs and various recruitment activities of SNCC epitomized the rule of "building and growing" and prides himself for remaining committed to ensuring Civil Rights today.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2016655421
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Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Robinson, Reginald, Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Reginald Robinson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, District of Columbia. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655421/.

APA citation style:

Robinson, R., Crosby, E., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Reginald Robinson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, District of Columbia. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655421/.

MLA citation style:

Robinson, Reginald, Interviewee, et al. Reginald Robinson oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, District of Columbia. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655421/>.

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