Film, Video Dion Diamond oral history interview conducted by David Cline in Washington, District of Columbia, 2015 December 13.

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Title
Dion Diamond oral history interview conducted by David Cline in Washington, District of Columbia, 2015 December 13.
Summary
Dion Diamond discusses his activism and experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. He remembers growing up in segregated Petersburg, Virginia, and attending Howard University, where he began organizing for civil rights. He also recalls his work in Mississippi and Louisiana as a Freedom Rider and activist, his studies at University of Wisconsin and Harvard University, and his later career. Finally, he speaks about contemporary activism and rights issues.
Contributor Names
Diamond, Dion T., 1941- interviewee.
Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer.
Bishop, John Melville, videographer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2015.
Subject Headings
-  Diamond, Dion T.,--1941---Interviews
-  Barry, Marion,--1936-2014
-  Carmichael, Stokely,--1941-1998
-  Harvard University
-  Howard University
-  Mississippi State Penitentiary
-  Nonviolent Action Group (Washington, D.C.)
-  Southern University and A & M College--History
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  African American civil rights workers--Virginia--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Louisiana
-  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--Virginia
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Freedom Rides, 1961
-  Nonviolence
-  Voter registration--Mississippi
-  Petersburg (Va.)--Race relations--History
Genre
Personal narratives
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Washington, District of Columbia, on December 13, 2015.
-  Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0132), 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.).
-  Dion Diamond was born in Petersburg, Virginia in 1941. Growing up in the segregated community of Petersburg, he began doing sit-ins, often by himself. He enrolled in Howard University in 1959, where he was a founding member of Nonviolent Action Group, staging protests at Glen Echo, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia. He also was a part of the Freedom Riders and was a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi and Louisiana from 1961 to 1963. During this time, he was arrested over 30 times. He later attended the University of Wisconsin and earned a graduate degree from Harvard 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
7 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (1:34:38) : digital, sound, color.
transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0132
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_crhp0132
afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0132_ms01
Library of Congress Control Number
2016655423
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2016655423
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Chicago citation style:

Diamond, Dion T., Interviewee, David P Cline, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Dion Diamond oral history interview conducted by David Cline in Washington, District of Columbia. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655423/.

APA citation style:

Diamond, D. T., Cline, D. P., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Dion Diamond oral history interview conducted by David Cline in Washington, District of Columbia. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655423/.

MLA citation style:

Diamond, Dion T., Interviewee, et al. Dion Diamond oral history interview conducted by David Cline in Washington, District of Columbia. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655423/>.

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