Film, Video Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement
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- Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement
- A half-century on, what remains to be learned of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement? Plenty, it turns out. Last year historian Joe Mosnier, together with videographer John Bishop, journeyed to twenty states to interview fifty individuals who, most as teenagers or young adults, gave themselves over to the civil rights struggle. This testimony -- urgent and immediate, but also refracted by memory and time -- compels a fresh look at "the movement," confirming, upending, and reaching entirely beyond the considerations that define the received civil rights narrative. Mosnier shares video excerpts, discusses emerging insights in relation to civil rights historiography, and offers brief personal reflections on the complex emotions engendered by the oral history experience for both interviewee and interviewer.
- Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center, sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2012-04-12.
- - African American History
- - Culture, Folklife
- - Biography, History
- - Government, World Affairs
- - Classification: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation.
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Classification: Political Science.
- - Classification: Social Sciences.
- - Joe Mosnier.
- - Recorded on 2012-04-12.
- - Librarians, Archivists.
- - Researchers.
- - Teachers.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-12, 2012. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688853/.
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Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2012) Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-12. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688853/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-12, 2012. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688853/>.