Film, Video Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14.

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Title
Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14.
Summary
Robert Hayling recalls serving in the air force during World War II, attending the Meharry Dental School, and participating in civil rights protests in Nashville, Tennessee. He remembers starting his dental practice in St. Augustine, Florida, leading the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and the exclusion of African Americans from St. Augustine's 400th anniversary celebration, and being attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. He also discusses resigning from the NAACP, the support of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for local protests, and his move to Cocoa, Florida.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Hayling, Robert Bagner (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Saint Augustine, Florida, None 2011, 9
Subject Headings
-  African American veterans--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  Southern Christian Leadership Conference
-  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Youth Council
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  Civil rights movements--Florida--Saint Augustine
-  African American civil rights workers--Florida--Interviews
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Florida--Saint Augustine
-  Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Florida--Saint Augustine
-  Saint Augustine (Fla.)--Anniversaries
-  African American dentists--Interviews
-  Meharry Medical College. School of Dentistry
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Florida -- Saint Augustine
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: Robert Hayling recalls serving in the air force during World War II, attending the Meharry Dental School, and participating in civil rights protests in Nashville, Tennessee. He remembers starting his dental practice in St. Augustine, Florida, leading the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and the exclusion of African Americans from St. Augustine's 400th anniversary celebration, and being attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. He also discusses resigning from the NAACP, the support of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for local protests, and his move to Cocoa, Florida.
-  Biographical History: Robert Hayling was born in 1929 in Tallahassee, Florida, married Athea Hayling, and had three children. He attended Florida A & M College and Meharry Medical College and worked as a dentist. He was the principal leader of the Saint Augustine movement in the early 1960s.
-  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
6 video files of 6 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (115 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (45 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0048_hayling_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0048_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0048_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0048_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0048_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0048_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0048_mv06.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
Robert Hayling recalls serving in the air force during World War II, attending the Meharry Dental School, and participating in civil rights protests in Nashville, Tennessee. He remembers starting his dental practice in St. Augustine, Florida, leading the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and the exclusion of African Americans from St. Augustine's 400th anniversary celebration, and being attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. He also discusses resigning from the NAACP, the support of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for local protests, and his move to Cocoa, Florida.

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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Robert Bagner Hayling. Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14. Saint Augustine, Florida, None , 9, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0048/. (Accessed September 25, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Mosnier, J. & Hayling, R. B. (2011) Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14. Saint Augustine, Florida, None , 9. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0048/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Robert Bagner Hayling. Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14. Saint Augustine, Florida, None , 9, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0048/>.