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Title
Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas, 2010-11-22.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Jackson, Gertrude Newsome, 1923- (Interviewee)
Paysour, LaFleur (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Marvell, Arkansas, None 2010, 11
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights movements--Arkansas
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  Himmelbaum, Howard
-  African American civil rights workers--Arkansas--Interviews
-  African American farmers--Arkansas--Interviews
-  Head Start programs--Arkansas
-  Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Arkansas -- Marvell
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  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.
-  Biographical History: 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.
-  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
2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCAM) (117 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master 3 photographs : digital, jpg files, color. 1 transcript (102 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0004_ms01.doc
afc2010039_crhp0004_mv1.mov
afc2010039_crhp0004_mv2.mov
afc2010039_crhp0004_ph1.JPG
afc2010039_crhp0004_ph2.JPG
afc2010039_crhp0004_ph3.JPG
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
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online text
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Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Gertrude Newsome Jackson, and Lafleur Paysour. Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas, 2010-11-22. Marvell, Arkansas, None , 11, 2010. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0004/. (Accessed July 26, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Jackson, G. N. & Paysour, L. (2010) Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas, 2010-11-22. Marvell, Arkansas, None , 11. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0004/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Gertrude Newsome Jackson, and Lafleur Paysour. Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas, 2010-11-22. Marvell, Arkansas, None , 11, 2010. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0004/>.