Film, Video William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013-06-25.
About this Item
- William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013-06-25.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Crosby, Emilye (Interviewer)
- Lucy, William, 1933- (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Washington, D.C., June 25, 2013
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
- - Civil rights movements--Tennessee
- - Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
- - African American labor leaders--Interviews
- - AFSCME
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- D.C. -- Washington
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: William Lucy discusses his role in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in the 1960s, especially how he and the union supported the 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1966 Lucy started to work for AFSCME in Washington, D.C., as the Associate Director of the Department of Legislation and Community Affairs. Lucy explains AFSCME's support of the Civil Rights Movement, especially the push to expose the economic exploitation of African Americans. Lucy narrates the events of the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, discusses the involvement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and describes the union's strategies. Lucy also discusses his involvement in the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the Free South Africa Movement.
- - Biographical History: William Lucy was a civil rights activist and labor leader with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
- - 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.
- 5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (78 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (36 pages)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
- online text
- IIIF Presentation Manifest
- Manifest (JSON/LD)
ContributorsCivil Rights History Project (U.S.)
SubjectsAfrican American Labor Leaders
Civil Rights Movements
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn.
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Chicago citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Emilye Crosby, and William Lucy. William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., -06-25. Washington, D.C, 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0094/.
APA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Crosby, E. & Lucy, W. (2013) William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., -06-25. Washington, D.C. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0094/.
MLA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Emilye Crosby, and William Lucy. William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., -06-25. Washington, D.C, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0094/>.