Film, Video Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010-10-23.

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Title
Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010-10-23.
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.) (Creator)
Created / Published
New York, New York, None 2010, 10
Subject Headings
-  African American lawyers--Interviews
-  Civil rights--United States--Cases
-  Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
-  African American veterans--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  African American judges--Interviews
-  NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- New York -- New York
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  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.
-  Biographical History: 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.
-  Acquisition Note: 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.
-  Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
-  Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Medium
3 videocassettes of 3 (DVCAM) (186 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master. 2 photographs : digital, jpg files, color. 1 transcript (87 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0001_ms01.doc
afc2010039_crhp0001_mv1.mov
afc2010039_crhp0001_mv2.mov
afc2010039_crhp0001_mv3.mov
afc2010039_crhp0001_ph1.JPG
afc2010039_crhp0001_ph2.JPG
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669100
Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
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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.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669100
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Chicago citation style:

Carter, Robert L, Patricia Sullivan, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010-10-23. New York, New York, None , 10, 2010. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669100/. (Accessed April 26, 2017.)

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, 2010-10-23. New York, New York, None , 10. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669100/.

MLA citation style:

Carter, Robert L, Patricia Sullivan, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010-10-23. New York, New York, None , 10, 2010. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669100/>.