Film, Video Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-07-08.

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Title
Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-07-08.
Summary
Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth Pan-African Congress.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Cox, Courtland, 1941- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Washington, D.C., August 2011, 7
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  African American civil rights workers--Interviews
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  African American college students--Interviews
-  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.)
-  Voter registration--Alabama
-  Pan African Congress
-  Howard University. Nonviolent Action Group
-  Howard University
-  Democratic National Convention (1964 : Atlantic City, N.J.)
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- D.C. -- Washington
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth Pan-African Congress.
-  Biographical History: Courtland Cox was born in 1941 in Harlem, New York. He attended Howard University and worked in government and business in Washington, D. C. Cox was a civil rights activist and a founder of the group that became 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
9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (104 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (46 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0030_cox_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0030_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0030_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0030_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0030_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0030_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0030_mv06.mov
afc2010039_crhp0030_mv07.mov
afc2010039_crhp0030_mv08.mov
afc2010039_crhp0030_mv09.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
Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth Pan-African Congress.

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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Courtland Cox. Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-07-08. Washington, D.C., August , 7, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0030/. (Accessed May 27, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Mosnier, J. & Cox, C. (2011) Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-07-08. Washington, D.C., August , 7. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0030/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Courtland Cox. Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-07-08. Washington, D.C., August , 7, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0030/>.