Film, Video Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California, 2013-03-01.
About this Item
- Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California, 2013-03-01.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Cline, David P., 1969- (Interviewer)
- McNichols, Steven (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Burlingame, California, March 1, 2013
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
- - Freedom Rides, 1961
- - Civil rights workers--Interviews
- - United States National Student Association
- - Delta Ministry
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- California -- Burlingame
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: Steven McNichols discussed his childhood in New York City, his mother's illnesses and attending the University of California, Los Angeles in 1958. He became involved in politics through the National Student Federation and National Student Association, and participated in the Freedom Rides, riding a train from Los Angeles, California, to Houston, Texas. He also discusses his work with the Delta Ministry, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and the 1964 Democratic Party convention.
- - Biographical History: Steven McNichols was a freedom rider with the Congress of Racial Equality and civil rights director of the National Student Association. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Texas at Austin. He was elected Civil Rights Director of the National Student Association, supported the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and assisted the Delta Ministry and Department of Agriculture with distributing surplus food to poor African Americans in Mississippi. He later worked for Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles and pursued a law degree and career as an employment discrimination attorney.
- - 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.
- 11 video files of 11 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (137 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (51 pages)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
- online text
- IIIF Presentation Manifest
- Manifest (JSON/LD)
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Chicago citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Steven McNichols. Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California, -03-01. Burlingame, California, March 1, 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0058/.
APA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Cline, D. P. & McNichols, S. (2013) Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California, -03-01. Burlingame, California, March 1. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0058/.
MLA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Steven McNichols. Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California, -03-01. Burlingame, California, March 1, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0058/>.