Film, Video Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama, 2011-06-01.
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- Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama, 2011-06-01.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
- Patton, Gwendolyn M, 1943- (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Montgomery, Alabama, January 2011, 6
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Freedom Rides, 1961
- - African American college students--Interviews
- - Tuskegee Institute
- - Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
- - African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Interviews
- - Discrimination in medical care--Alabama
- - Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (Montgomery, Ala.)
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: Gwendolyn Patton discusses attending the Tuskegee Institute, where she became involved in many civil rights organizations and was elected student body president. She recalls hosting the Freedom Riders in 1961, and spending a year in a segregated sanitarium when she had tuberculosis. She recounts organizing Tuskegee students for the Selma to Montgomery March, occupying the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and registering voters in Lowndes County.
- - Biographical History: Gwendolyn Patton was born 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. She attended Tuskegee University, Antioch College, Union Graduate School, and Interdenominational Institute of Theology. Patton was a civil rights activist and archivist.
- - 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.
- 8 video files of 8 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (111 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (50 pages)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
- online text
ContributorsCivil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Patton, Gwendolyn M
SubjectsAfrican American Civil Rights Workers
African American College Students
Civil Rights Movements
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (Montgomery, Ala.)
Discrimination in Medical Care
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
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Chicago citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Gwendolyn M Patton. Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama, -06-01. Montgomery, Alabama, January , 6, 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0020/.
APA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Mosnier, J. & Patton, G. M. (2011) Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama, -06-01. Montgomery, Alabama, January , 6. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0020/.
MLA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Gwendolyn M Patton. Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama, -06-01. Montgomery, Alabama, January , 6, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0020/>.