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Title
Simeon Booker and Moses James Newson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C.,
Summary
Simeon Booker and Moses Newson recall their early careers in journalism at several African American newspapers. Newson remembers covering school desegregation cases in Clinton, Tennessee and Hoxie, Arkansas, for the Memphis Tri-State Defender. Booker discusses covering the Emmett Till murder and the integration of Little Rock High School for Jet. They both remember covering the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington.
Contributor Names
Booker, Simeon, 1918- interviewee.
Newson, Moses J., 1927- interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Subject Headings
-  Booker, Simeon,--1918---Interviews
-  Newson, Moses J.,--1927---Interviews
-  Till, Emmett,--1941-1955
-  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom--(1963 :--Washington, D.C.)
-  African American journalists--Interviews
-  African American press
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Freedom Rides, 1961
-  School integration--Arkansas--Hoxie
-  School integration--Tennessee--Clinton
-  Trials (Murder)--Mississippi
-  Washington (D.C.)--event place
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Washington, D.C. on July 13, 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.).
-  Moses J. Newson was born in 1927 in Fruitland Park, Florida, married Lucille Wallace in 1948, and had four children. He attended Storer College and Lincoln University, and worked as a journalist covering the civil rights movement for the Memphis Tri-State Defender and the Baltimore Afro-American.
-  Simeon Booker was born in 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Virginia Union University and became a the first African American journalist at the Washington Post. He covered the trial of Emmett Till's murder and the civil rights movement for Jet and Ebony.
-  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 (38 pages).
7 video files of 7 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (92 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
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_crhp0031/
Access Advisory
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Booker, Simeon, Interviewee, Moses J Newson, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Simeon Booker and Moses James Newson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0031. (Accessed February 14, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Booker, S., Newson, M. J., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Simeon Booker and Moses James Newson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0031.

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Booker, Simeon, Interviewee, et al. Simeon Booker and Moses James Newson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0031>.