Film, Video Kay Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013-08-14.

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Title
Kay Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013-08-14.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Cline, David P., 1969- (Interviewer)
Tillow, Kay (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Louisville, Kentucky, August 14, 2013
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
-  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  Women civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Georgia--Atlanta
-  Women labor leaders--United States--Interviews
-  Service Employees International Union. Local 1199 (New York, N.Y.)
-  Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.)
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: Kay Tillow describes learning about the Civil Rights Movement as a student at the University of Illinois, where she got involved with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She remembers attending the trials of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) workers in Cairo, Illinois, and traveling to Ghana in 1962. When she returned to the United States in 1963 she participated in sit-ins in Atlanta, Georgia, and demonstrations in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She discusses her work with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1199, a hospital workers' union, and organizing victories in Pennsylvania. Tillow also discusses her role in the Coalition of Labor Union Women and her current work on health care reform.
-  Biographical History: Kay Tillow was a civil rights activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and a labor leader of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
-  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) (73 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (32 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0099_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0099_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0099_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0099_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0099_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0099_TillowKay_transcript.docx
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
image
online text
video

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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Kay Tillow. Kay Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013-08-14. Louisville, Kentucky, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0099/. (Accessed March 27, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Cline, D. P. & Tillow, K. (2013) Kay Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013-08-14. Louisville, Kentucky. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0099/.

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Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Kay Tillow. Kay Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013-08-14. Louisville, Kentucky, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0099/>.