Film, Video Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas,

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Title
Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas,
Summary
Gertrude Jackson recalls growing up in Madison, Illinois, and Marvell, Arkansas. She recalls organizing her community to renovate a local segregated school and becoming involved in the civil rights movement in rural Arkansas. She discusses assisting Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworkers Howard Himmelbaum and Myrtle Glascoe, working for Head Start, and starting a community center. Jackson's grandson is also interviewed.
Contributor Names
Jackson, Gertrude Newsome, 1923- interviewee.
Paysour, LaFleur, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2010.
Subject Headings
-  Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza
-  Himmelbaum, Howard
-  Jackson, Gertrude Newsome,--1923---Interviews
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  African American women civil rights workers--Arkansas--Interviews
-  African American farmers--Arkansas--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Arkansas
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Head Start programs--Arkansas
-  Marvell (Ark.)--event place
Genre
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Marvell, Arkansas on November 22, 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.).
-  Gertrude Newsome Jackson was born in 1923 in Madison, Illinois, married Earliss Jackson in 1943, and had nine children. She attended Marvell High School and worked as a farmer and housewife. Jackson and her husband were farmers in Jonesridge, Arkansas, and provided food and shelter to Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworkers in Marvell, Arkansas during the 1960s.
-  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
1 transcript (102 pages).
2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCAM) (117 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master.
3 photographs : digital, jpg files.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0004
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
2015669103
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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Gertrude Jackson recalls growing up in Madison, Illinois, and Marvell, Arkansas. She recalls organizing her community to renovate a local segregated school and becoming involved in the civil rights movement in rural Arkansas. She discusses assisting Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworkers Howard Himmelbaum and Myrtle Glascoe, working for Head Start, and starting a community center. Jackson's grandson is also interviewed.
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Chicago citation style:

Jackson, Gertrude Newsome, Interviewee, Lafleur Paysour, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas. 2010. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669103/. (Accessed August 24, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Jackson, G. N., Paysour, L. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2010) Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669103/.

MLA citation style:

Jackson, Gertrude Newsome, Interviewee, Lafleur Paysour, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas. 2010. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669103/>.