Top of page

Film, Video E. Maynard Moore oral history interview conducted by David. P. Cline in Washington, District of Columbia, 2015 December 14

About this Item

Title

  • E. Maynard Moore oral history interview conducted by David. P. Cline in Washington, District of Columbia, 2015 December 14

Summary

  • Maynard E. Moore shares his experience in the Civil Rights Movement as a minister and how the intersection of religion and education provided an opportunity for racial integration. He recalls his involvement in the Methodist Student Movement from his early career as a migrant camp worker, to later pursuits in doctoral education, up to his participation in the Selma march. Emphasizing the commitment to non-violence, he discusses how religion grounded the efforts of Civil Rights activists, was used as a tactic to navigate racial tension in the South, and inspired the growth and mobilization of student-led action groups.

Names

  • Moore, E. Maynard, 1938- interviewee
  • Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer
  • Bishop, John Melville, videographer
  • Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)

Created / Published

  • 2015.

Headings

  • -  Moore, E. Maynard,--1938---Interviews
  • -  Holmes, Zan W.,--1935
  • -  Jackson, Jesse,--1941
  • -  King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968
  • -  Lawson, James M.,--1928
  • -  Lowenstein, Allard K
  • -  Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.)
  • -  Interseminary Movement
  • -  Methodist Student Movement
  • -  National Student Christian Federation
  • -  Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • -  Southwest Georgia Project
  • -  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
  • -  Selma to Montgomery Rights March--(1965 :--Selma, Ala.)
  • -  Civil rights demonstrations--Illinois--Chicago
  • -  Civil rights demonstrations--Texas
  • -  Civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
  • -  Civil rights movements--Georgia
  • -  Civil rights movements--Illinois--Chicago
  • -  Civil rights movements--United States
  • -  Race relations--Religious aspects--Christianity
  • -  Social justice--Religious aspects--Christianity

Genre

  • Personal narratives
  • Filmed interviews
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories
  • Video recordings

Notes

  • -  Recorded in Washington, District of Columbia, on December 14, 2015.
  • -  Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0134), 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.).
  • -  Reverend E. Maynard Moore was born in Petersburg, Virginia in 1938. In his youth, he was generally unaware of the segregation in his community. As a teenager, he participated in the Methodist Student Movement and began to interact with black students in other Methodist groups and became aware of civil rights issues. After attending undergraduate college at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, he went to seminary school at Southern Methodist University in 1959. He participated in sit-ins in the Dallas area and worked with migrant communities during summer breaks. In 1964, he was accepted to the University of Chicago Divinity School to do doctoral work. During this time, he and classmates drove from Chicago to join the march to Montgomery for the last few miles. In 1966, he became the national coordinator for Student Interracial Ministry. For most of his career, he has focused on urban ministry projects.
  • -  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

  • 9 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (2:50:16) : digital, sound, color.
  • transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.

Source Collection

  • Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0134

Repository

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2016655425

Rights Advisory

  • Duplication of collection materials may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.

Access Advisory

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

The individuals documented in these collection items retain copyright and related rights to the use of their recorded and written testimonies and memories.  They have granted the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution permission to provide access to their interviews and related materials for purposes that are consistent with each agency’s educational mission, such as publication and transmission, in whole or in part, on the Web. Their written permission is required for commercial, profit-making distribution, reproduction, or other use beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.

The American Folklife Center, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.

Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance. 

Credit Line

Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Moore, E. Maynard, Interviewee, David P Cline, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. E. Maynard Moore oral history interview conducted by David. P. Cline in Washington, District of Columbia. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655425/.

APA citation style:

Moore, E. M., Cline, D. P., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) E. Maynard Moore oral history interview conducted by David. P. Cline in Washington, District of Columbia. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655425/.

MLA citation style:

Moore, E. Maynard, Interviewee, et al. E. Maynard Moore oral history interview conducted by David. P. Cline in Washington, District of Columbia. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655425/>.