Film, Video Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California, 2013-04-11.

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Title
Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California, 2013-04-11.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Cline, David P., 1969- (Interviewer)
Tuttle, Rick (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Culver City, California, April 11, 2013
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  Voter registration--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--Georgia
-  Civil rights workers--Interviews
-  United States National Student Association
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- California -- Culver City
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: Rick Tuttle describes his family background and when he first became aware of the sit-in movement and the Freedom Rides when he was a student at Wesleyan University. As a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he was recruited to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1963 and went to Greenwood, Mississippi, to work on voter registration drives. He also briefly spied on white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan meetings. After being driven out of Mississippi by threats, he joined the Chatham County Crusade for Voters in Savannah, Georgia. Tuttle describes being arrested in Savannah for disturbing the peace and the subsequent trial. Tuttle discusses the work he did after leaving the Movement: as the comptroller in Los Angeles he helped to bring an end to segregation at private clubs and participated in the anti-apartheid movement.
-  Biographical History: Rick Tuttle attended Wesleyan University and the University of California, Los Angeles, and participated in the Freedom Rides of 1961. He helped found the California Federation of Young Democrats and later became the Los Angeles City Controller and a lecturer at the School of Public Policy at UCLA.
-  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 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (125 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (58 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0078_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0078_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0078_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0078_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0078_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0078_mv06.mov
afc2010039_crhp0078_Tuttle_transcript.docx
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
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online text
video
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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Rick Tuttle. Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California, -04-11. Culver City, California, 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0078/.

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Cline, D. P. & Tuttle, R. (2013) Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California, -04-11. Culver City, California. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0078/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Rick Tuttle. Rick Tuttle oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Culver City, California, -04-11. Culver City, California, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0078/>.