Film, Video Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.

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Title
Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Griffin, Willie James, 1974- (Interviewer)
Miller, Grace H., 1932- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Albany, Georgia, March 9, 2013
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Georgia
-  Sherrod, Charles, 1937-
-  Sherrod, Shirley, 1948-
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  Murder--Georgia--Baker County
-  United States -- Georgia -- Albany
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Murder--Georgia--Baker County
Notes
-  Summary: Grace Hall Miller (mother of activist Shirley Sherrod) describes her childhood in Baker County, Georgia, her education in segregated schools, her marriage to Hosie Miller, and their early involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Grace Hall Miller's commitment to the Baker County Movement grew following the murder of her husband by a white neighbor in 1965. She describes how her house became headquarters for the local movement and how the community rallied to support her and her children. Miller's children were among the black students who integrated white schools, and because of their experience, she dedicated much of her life to improving education.
-  Biographical History: Grace Hall Miller was a homemaker in Baker County, Georgia. She was a civil rights activist and became a member of the Baker County Board of Education.
-  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
5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (54 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (38 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0067_Miller_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0067_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0067_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0067_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0067_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0067_mv05.mov
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
image
online text
video
IIIF Presentation Manifest
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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Willie James Griffin, and Grace H Miller. Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, -03-09. Albany, Georgia, March 9, 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0067/.

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Griffin, W. J. & Miller, G. H. (2013) Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, -03-09. Albany, Georgia, March 9. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0067/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Willie James Griffin, and Grace H Miller. Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, -03-09. Albany, Georgia, March 9, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0067/>.