Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement
Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | Civil rights: reflections on memory & history | American Folklife Center lecture, 2012-04-12
A half-century on, what remains to be learned of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement? Plenty, it turns out. Last year historian Joe Mosnier, together with videographer John Bishop, journeyed to twenty states to interview fifty individuals who, most as teenagers or young adults, gave themselves over to the civil rights struggle. This testimony -- urgent and immediate, but also refracted by memory and time...
Mosnier, Joe - Mosnier, Joseph - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)