Film, Video Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana,

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Title
Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana,
Summary
Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins remember their mother and sister Gayle Jenkins, a leader of the civil rights movement in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They discuss their family history, how the family became involved in the movement, and Willie Jenkins' court case to integrate the public schools. They recall being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, marching in local rallies, and memories of their late brother Don, who was also involved in the movement.
Contributor Names
Bennett, Geraldine Crawford, interviewee.
Breaux, Toni, 1947- interviewee.
Jenkins, Willie Elliot, 1952- interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2011.
Subject Headings
-  Bennett, Geraldine Crawford,--Interviews
-  Breaux, Toni,--1947---Interviews
-  Hicks, Robert,--1929-2010
-  Jenkins, Gayle,--- 2002
-  Jenkins, Willie Elliot,--1952
-  Jenkins, Willie Elliot,--1952---Interviews
-  Bogalusa Voters League
-  Deacons for Defense and Justice
-  Civil rights movements--Louisiana--Bogalusa
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Discrimination in employment--Louisiana--Bogalusa
-  School integration--Louisiana--Bogalusa
-  Bogalusa (La.)--event place
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Bogalusa, Louisiana, on May 28, 2011.
-  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.).
-  Geraldine Bennett Crawford lived in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and worked as a maid and a nurse. She was the sister of civil rights activist Gayle Jenkins.
-  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.
-  Toni Breaux was born April 10 1947 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, to Gayle E. Expose, who later married Monroe Jenkins. Her siblings were Don Duan Expose and Willie "Chuck" Jenkins and she is the niece of Geraldine Bennett. She married Michael Harry Melton, Sr. in 1971 and Roger Breaux II in 1990 and had 3 sons. She attended Dillard University, BA; Southeastern Louisiana University, M.Ed. and worked as a teacher.
-  Willie Elliot Jenkins was born December 7, 1952 to Gayle E. and Monroe Jenkins with siblings Willie "Toni" Expose and Don Duan Expose. He was the nephew of Geraldine Bennett. He participated in the Civil Rights Movement in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and integrated the public schools.
-  In English.
-  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
Medium
1 transcript (57 pages).
8 video files of 8 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (82 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0018
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
Digital Id
http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0018/
afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0018_jenkins_transcript
http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0018/
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669117
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.
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Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins remember their mother and sister Gayle Jenkins, a leader of the civil rights movement in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They discuss their family history, how the family became involved in the movement, and Willie Jenkins' court case to integrate the public schools. They recall being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, marching in local rallies, and memories of their late brother Don, who was also involved in the movement.
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Bennett, Geraldine Crawford, Interviewee, Toni Breaux, Willie Elliot Jenkins, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana. 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669117/. (Accessed March 29, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Bennett, G. C., Breaux, T., Jenkins, W. E., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669117/.

MLA citation style:

Bennett, Geraldine Crawford, Interviewee, et al. Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana. 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669117/>.