Film, Video Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010 October 23.

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Title
Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010 October 23.
Summary
Robert L. Carter recalls growing up in Newark, New Jersey, and attending Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University. He discusses hearing Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memorial and his service in the segregated army during World War II. He recounts his career as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, including the Brown v. Board of Education case and other legal cases that ended segregation.
Contributor Names
Carter, Robert L., 1917-2012, interviewee.
Sullivan, Patricia, 1950- interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2010.
Subject Headings
-  Carter, Robert L.,--1917-2012--Interviews
-  Topeka (Kan.).--Board of Education--Trials, litigation, etc
-  NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
-  African American judges--Interviews
-  African American lawyers--Interviews
-  African American veterans--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights--United States--Cases
Genre
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in New York, New York, on October 23, 2010.
-  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), 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.).
-  Robert L. Carter was born in 1917, grew up in New Jersey, and attended Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University Law School. He worked as a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) attorney, legal assistant to Thurgood Marshall, 1944-1955, general counsel, 1955-1968 and judge, 1972-2012. He argued many civil rights cases such as Sweatt v. Painter, Brown v. Board of Education, and Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma. Carter died in 2012.
-  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
3 videocassettes of 3 (DVCAM) (186 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master.
1 transcript (87 pages).
2 photographs : digital, jpg files.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0001
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
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669100
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
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video
Description
Robert L. Carter recalls growing up in Newark, New Jersey, and attending Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University. He discusses hearing Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memorial and his service in the segregated army during World War II. He recounts his career as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, including the Brown v. Board of Education case and other legal cases that ended segregation.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669100
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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:

Carter, Robert L., Interviewee, Patricia Sullivan, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York. 2010. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669100/.

APA citation style:

Carter, R. L., Sullivan, P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2010) Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669100/.

MLA citation style:

Carter, Robert L., Interviewee, Patricia Sullivan, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York. 2010. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669100/>.

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