African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase
National Visionary Leadership Project
The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured...
The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in WWI & Korea
African American soldiers in WWI & Korea | Many paths to freedom: looking back, looking ahead at the long civil rights movement | American Folklife Center lecture, 2014-03-18 | American Folklife Center symposium, 2014-03-18
Adriane Lentz-Smith of Duke University and David Cline of Virginia Tech discuss the forgotten history of African-American participation in WWI and Korea, followed by a discussion facilitated by Robert Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project.
Various - Cline, David P. - Lentz-Smith, Adriane - Patrick, Robert - American Folklife Center - Veterans History Project (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi
Kids who fought for civil rights in Mississippi | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2009-05-05
As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet...
Sugarman, Tracy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Documenting the Freedom Struggle in Southwest Georgia
Freedom struggle in Southwest Georgia | Many paths to freedom: looking back, looking ahead at the long civil rights movement | American Folklife Center lecture, 2014-02-27
Glen Pearcy and David Cline discuss Pearcy's documentary work with the Southwest Georgia Project, which documented local people at work and in their homes during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Pearcy, Glen - Cline, David P. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter