Film, Video Gloria Claudette Grinnell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Ojai, California, 2013-04-14.

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Title
Gloria Claudette Grinnell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Ojai, California, 2013-04-14.
Summary
Gloria Claudette Grinnell recounts her participation in the sit-in movement in Richmond, Virginia, when she was a student at Virginia Union University. She describes her family's history on the East Coast and explains how she and her mother ended up in San Francisco. She discusses her decision to move from California to attend Virginia Union. She describes the sit-in movement that she joined in 1960. She discusses returning to California and her career with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Cline, David P., 1969- (Interviewer)
Grinnell, Gloria Claudette, 1939- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Ojai, California, April 14, 2013
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Virginia--Richmond
-  African American civil rights workers--Virginia--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Virginia
-  Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.)
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- California -- Ojai
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: Gloria Claudette Grinnell recounts her participation in the sit-in movement in Richmond, Virginia, when she was a student at Virginia Union University. She describes her family's history on the East Coast and explains how she and her mother ended up in San Francisco. She discusses her decision to move from California to attend Virginia Union. She describes the sit-in movement that she joined in 1960. She discusses returning to California and her career with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
-  Biographical History: Gloria Claudette Collins Grinnell grew up in California and attended Virginia Union University. She participated in sit-ins in Richmond, Virginia, and later became a teacher in Los Angeles, California.
-  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
4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (67 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (43 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0083_Grinnell_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0083_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0083_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0083_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0083_mv04.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
Online Format
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online text
video
Description
Gloria Claudette Grinnell recounts her participation in the sit-in movement in Richmond, Virginia, when she was a student at Virginia Union University. She describes her family's history on the East Coast and explains how she and her mother ended up in San Francisco. She discusses her decision to move from California to attend Virginia Union. She describes the sit-in movement that she joined in 1960. She discusses returning to California and her career with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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Credit Line

Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Gloria Claudette Grinnell. Gloria Claudette Grinnell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Ojai, California, -04-14. Ojai, California, 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0083/.

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Cline, D. P. & Grinnell, G. C. (2013) Gloria Claudette Grinnell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Ojai, California, -04-14. Ojai, California. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0083/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Gloria Claudette Grinnell. Gloria Claudette Grinnell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Ojai, California, -04-14. Ojai, California, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0083/>.