Film, Video Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013-03-02.

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Title
Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013-03-02.
Summary
Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked to leave his high school for making comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about unequal schools for blacks, and remembers his participation in a 1961 Freedom Ride, his travel to Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa, and his work at Third Baptist Church on various social causes.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Cline, David P., 1969- (Interviewer)
Brown, Amos C. (Amos Cleophilus) (Interviewee)
Created / Published
San Francisco, California, March 2, 2013
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights--United States--Cases
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
-  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
-  African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
-  African American clergy--Interviews
-  Freedom Rides, 1961
-  Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- California -- San Francisco
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked to leave his high school for making comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about unequal schools for blacks, and remembers his participation in a 1961 Freedom Ride, his travel to Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa, and his work at Third Baptist Church on various social causes.
-  Biographical History: The Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown was a civil rights activist in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and United Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of San Francisco's Third Baptist Church and was a board member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
-  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
8 video files of 8 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (119 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (41 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0060_Brown_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0060_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0060_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0060_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0060_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0060_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0060_mv06.mov
afc2010039_crhp0060_mv07.mov
afc2010039_crhp0060_mv08.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
Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked to leave his high school for making comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about unequal schools for blacks, and remembers his participation in a 1961 Freedom Ride, his travel to Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa, and his work at Third Baptist Church on various social causes.
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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Amos C Brown. Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, -03-02. San Francisco, California, March 2, 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0060/.

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Cline, D. P. & Brown, A. C. (2013) Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, -03-02. San Francisco, California, March 2. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0060/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Amos C Brown. Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, -03-02. San Francisco, California, March 2, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0060/>.