Film, Video Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama, 2011-05-31.

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Title
Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama, 2011-05-31.
Summary
Anne Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter registration drives in many locations across the South.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Avery, Anne Pearl, 1943- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Selma, Alabama, None 2011, 5
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  Freedom Rides, 1961
-  Civil rights workers--Alabama--Interviews
-  Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
-  Voter registration--Georgia
-  Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.)
-  Voter registration--Alabama
-  Moore, William Lewis, 1927-1963
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Alabama -- Selma
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: Anne Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter registration drives in many locations across the South.
-  Biographical History: Anne Pearl Avery was born in 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She married Harrison Avery, had two children, and worked as a dishwasher in the 1960s. Avery was a civil rights activist and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
-  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
7 video files of 7 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (91 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (45 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0019_avery_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0019_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0019_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0019_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0019_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0019_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0019_mv06.mov
afc2010039_crhp0019_mv07.mov
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
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
Anne Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter registration drives in many locations across the South.

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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Anne Pearl Avery. Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama, 2011-05-31. Selma, Alabama, None , 5, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0019/. (Accessed April 30, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Mosnier, J. & Avery, A. P. (2011) Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama, 2011-05-31. Selma, Alabama, None , 5. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0019/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Anne Pearl Avery. Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama, 2011-05-31. Selma, Alabama, None , 5, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0019/>.