Film, Video Image 16 of 1 transcript 1 transcript
About this Item
- Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
- Lowery, Joseph (Joseph E.) (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Atlanta, Georgia, June 2011, 6
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- - African American civil rights workers--Interviews
- - Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- - Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
- - African American clergy--Alabama--Interviews
- - Nonviolence--Southern States--History--20th century
- - Mobile (Ala.)--Race relations
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: Joseph Lowery recalls his position as pastor at the Warren Street Church in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1950s. He remembers joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the differences in race relations between Mobile and other southern cities, and helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He reflects on the effectiveness of nonviolence, the libel suit against him, sit-ins across the country, and the Selma to Montgomery March.
- - Biographical History: Joseph Lowery was born in 1921 in Huntsville, Alabama, married Evelyn Gibson in 1950, and had three children. He attended Paine College, Paine Theological Seminary, and Chicago Ecumenical Seminary. He worked as pastor and civil rights activist in Mobile, Alabama, and was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
- - 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.).
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- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 4 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (63 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (26 pages)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
- online text
ContributorsCivil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Lowery, Joseph (Joseph E.)
African American Civil Rights Workers
African American Clergy
Civil Rights Movements
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
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Chicago citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Joseph Lowery. Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06. Atlanta, Georgia, June , 6, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0023/. (Accessed March 25, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Mosnier, J. & Lowery, J. (2011) Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06. Atlanta, Georgia, June , 6. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0023/.
MLA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, and Joseph Lowery. Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06. Atlanta, Georgia, June , 6, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0023/>.