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Series II: Interviews (continued)
Abernathy family oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Atlanta, Georgia and Stuttgart, Germany, 2013-10-10.
Biographical History: Donzaleigh Abernathy is an actress, producer, director, and writer in Los Angeles, California.
Biographical History: Juandalynn R. Abernathy is an opera, concert, and African-American spirituals singer.
Biographical History: Ralph David Abernathy, III, is a social justice activist, and a former Georgia State Senator and member of the State House of Representatives.
Summary: Donzaleigh Abernathy, Juandalynn Abernathy, and Ralph Abernathy, III, recall their father, Ralph David Abernathy and their own experiences as children in the Civil Rights Movement. The Abernathy children spent much of their childhoods with the children of Martin Luther King, Jr. Unlike the King children, the Abernathy siblings actively participated in direct action, including the Poor People's Campaign. All three children felt palpably the fear of violence in their everyday lives. This interview offers an intimate portrait of the home of a civil rights icon and of the intense friendship between Abernathy and King.
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29 video files of 29 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (123 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0108_mv01-29
1 transcript (65 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0108_Abernathy_transcript

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