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Title
Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama,
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.
Contributor Names
Patton, Gwendolyn M., 1943- interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2011.
Subject Headings
-  Patton, Gwendolyn M.,--1943---Interviews
-  Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (Montgomery, Ala.)
-  Tuskegee Institute
-  Selma to Montgomery Rights March--(1965 :--Selma, Ala.)
-  African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Interviews
-  African American college students--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Discrimination in medical care--Alabama
-  Freedom Rides, 1961
-  Montgomery (Ala.)--event place
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Montgomery, Alabama, on June 1, 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.).
-  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.
-  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 (50 pages).
8 video files of 8 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (111 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0020
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_crhp0020/
afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0020_patton_transcript
http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0020/
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669119
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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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.
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Patton, Gwendolyn M., Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama. 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669119/. (Accessed March 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Patton, G. M., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669119/.

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Patton, Gwendolyn M., Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama. 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669119/>.