Film, Video Joan Trumpauer Mulholland oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Arlington, Virginia, 2013-03-17.
About this Item
- Joan Trumpauer Mulholland oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Arlington, Virginia, 2013-03-17.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Dittmer, John, 1939- (Interviewer)
- Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer, 1941- (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Arlington, Virginia, March 17, 2013
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Civil rights movements--Mississippi
- - Tougaloo College
- - Freedom Rides, 1961
- - Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Jackson
- - Women civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
- - Nonviolent Action Group
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- Virginia -- Arlington
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland shares how, as a child in Arlington, Virginia, her awareness of racial disparities grew. As a student at Duke University, she began participating in the sit-in movement. She soon moved to Washington, D.C. and joined the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG), which led her to participate in the Freedom Rides of 1961. She describes in detail serving time at Mississippi State Penitentiary (Parchman Farm) with other civil rights activists. Mulholland also discusses attending Tougaloo College and her involvement in the Jackson sit-in movement.
- - Biographical History: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland attended Duke University and Tougaloo College. She joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)and participated in the Freedom Rides of 1961. She later worked at the Smithsonian Institution, at the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Justice and as a teacher in Arlington, Virginia.
- - 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.
- 8 video files of 8 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (126 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (70 pages)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
- online text
ContributorsCivil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer
SubjectsCivil Rights Demonstrations
Civil Rights Movements
Nonviolent Action Group
Women Civil Rights Workers
Articles and Essays with this item:
Rights assessment is your responsibility.
The individuals documented in these collection items retain copyright and related rights to the use of their recorded and written testimonies and memories. They have granted the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution permission to provide access to their interviews and related materials for purposes that are consistent with each agency’s educational mission, such as publication and transmission, in whole or in part, on the Web. Their written permission is required for commercial, profit-making distribution, reproduction, or other use beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.
The American Folklife Center, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.
Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance.
Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
More about Copyright and other Restrictions
For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, John Dittmer, and Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. Joan Trumpauer Mulholland oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Arlington, Virginia, 2013-03-17. Arlington, Virginia, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0079/. (Accessed April 25, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Dittmer, J. & Mulholland, J. T. (2013) Joan Trumpauer Mulholland oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Arlington, Virginia, 2013-03-17. Arlington, Virginia. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0079/.
MLA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, John Dittmer, and Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. Joan Trumpauer Mulholland oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Arlington, Virginia, 2013-03-17. Arlington, Virginia, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0079/>.