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Series II: Interviews (continued)
Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06
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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).
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.
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4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (63 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0023_mv01-04
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1 transcript (26 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0023_lowery_transcript
Matthew J. Perry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-07
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Biographical History: Matthew J. Perry was born in 1921 in Columbia, South Carolina, married Hallie Bacote, and had one son. He attended South Carolina State College and South Carolina State College of Law, and worked as a civil rights attorney and judge in South Carolina. Perry died in 2011.
Summary: Judge Matthew J. Perry recalls serving in the military during World War II, and experiencing discrimination during the war. He remembers watching a trial that inspired him to go to the newly formed law school at South Carolina State College. He discusses his start as a trial lawyer in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the famous civil rights cases he argued, joining the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and his admiration for the African American lawyers who mentored him.
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3 video files of 3 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (55 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0024_mv01-03
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1 transcript (23 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0024_perry_transcript
Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-08
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Biographical History: Ernest Finney was born in 1931 in Smithfield, Virginia, married Frances Davenport, and had three children. He attended Claflin College and South Carolina State University School of Law. He worked as a civil rights lawyer, judge, and interim president of South Carolina State University.
Summary: Ernest Finney recalls his father's teaching career and attending law school at South Carolina State College. He remembers defending the "Friendship Nine," a group of college students who protested segregation in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He discusses joining the South Carolina Human Rights Commission, serving as a state representative, and his election to the State Supreme Court.
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6 video files of 6 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (55 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0025_mv01-06
BOX-FOLDER 2/7Manuscripts
1 transcript (27 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0025_finney_transcript
Cecil J. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Orangeburg, South Carolina, 2011-06-09
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Biographical History: Cecil J. Williams was born in 1937 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and married Constance Goode in 1959. He attended South Carolina State College and Claflin College, and worked as a photographer.
Summary: Cecil J. Williams remembers his childhood in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and starting his career as a photographer for several African American publications in his teens. He remembers photographing President Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, and other civil rights leaders. He also discusses the Briggs v. Elliot school desegregation case, and his photographs of the Orangeburg Massacre.
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5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (117 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0026_mv01-05
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1 transcript (58 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0026_williamsc_transcript
William Saunders oral history interview conducted by Kieran Walsh Taylor in Charleston, South Carolina, 2011-06-09
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Biographical History: William Saunders was born 1935 in New York, New York, married Henrietta Jenkins, and had 10 children. He attended Southern Business College, Southern Illinois University Vocational Education, and the University of Nevada. He worked as a politician and CEO of Committee on Better Racial Assurance Human Services Agency.
Summary: William Saunders remembers his childhood on Johns Island, South Carolina, and working with Esau Jenkins, a local civil rights leader. He recalls serving in the army during the Korean War, attending the Highlander Folk School, and working at a mattress factory. He also discusses founding the “Lowcountry Newsletter,” helping the workers in the Charleston Hospital Strike of 1969, and running unsuccessfully for the state senate.
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4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (84 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0027_mv01-04
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1 transcript (49 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0027_saunders_transcript
Esther M. A. Terry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Greensboro, North Carolina, 2011-07-06
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Biographical History: Esther M. A. Terry was born in 1939 in Wise, North Carolina, as one of twelve siblings. She attended Bennett College, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She worked as professor and academic administrator.
Summary: Esther M. A. Terry remembers growing up in Wise, North Carolina, and attending Bennett College. She recalls planning the Greensboro Woolworth's sit-in with students from the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina (later North Carolina A & T University), being arrested for her participation, and the support of the Bennett College President, Dr. Willa Player. She also discusses attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her master's degree, and founding the African American Studies program at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst campus), where she earned her PhD and taught for many years.
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10 video files of 10 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (92 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0028_mv01-10
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1 transcript (37 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0028_terry_transcript
Evans Derrell Hopkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Richmond, Virginia, 2011-07-07
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Biographical History: Evans Hopkins was born in 1954 in Danville, Virginia, married Ruth Hopkins, and had one son. He attended R. J. Reynolds High School and Winston-Salem State University. He joined the Black Panther Party and worked as a writer. Hopkins is the author of the book, Life After Life: A Story of Rage and Redemption.
Summary: Evans Hopkins recalls growing up in Danville, Virginia, and participating in efforts to desegregate public schools and the library. He remembers joining the Black Panther Party in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Oakland, California, and working on Bobby Seale's campaign for Mayor of Oakland. He also discusses his imprisonment for car theft and the high rate of incarceration among African American men.
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9 video files of 9 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (118 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0029_mv01-09
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1 transcript (45 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0029_hopkins_transcript
Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-07-08
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Biographical History: Courtland Cox was born in 1941 in Harlem, New York. He attended Howard University and worked in government and business in Washington, D. C. Cox was a civil rights activist and a founder of the group that became the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Summary: Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth Pan-African Congress.
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9 video files of 9 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (104 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0030_mv01-09
BOX-FOLDER 2/12Manuscripts
1 transcript (46 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0030_cox_transcript
Simeon Booker and Moses James Newson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-07-13
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Biographical History: Simeon Booker was born in 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Virginia Union University and became a the first African American journalist at the Washington Post. He covered the trial of Emmett Till's murder and the Civil Rights Movement for Jet and Ebony.
Biographical History: Moses J. Newson was born in 1927 in Fruitland Park, Florida, married Lucille Wallace in 1948, and had four children. He attended Storer College and Lincoln University, and worked as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement for the Memphis Tri-State Defender and the Baltimore Afro-American.
Summary: Simeon Booker and Moses Newson recall their early careers in journalism at several African American newspapers. Newson remembers covering school desegregation cases in Clinton, Tennessee, and Hoxie, Arkansas, for the Memphis Tri-State Defender. Booker discusses covering the Emmett Till murder and the integration of Little Rock High School for Jet. They both remember covering the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington.
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7 video files of 7 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (92 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0031_mv01-07
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1 transcript (38 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0031_booker&newson_transcript
Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland, 2011-08-14
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Biographical History: Freeman Hrabowski was born in 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama, married Jacqueline Coleman, and had one son. He attended Hampton Institute and the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and was the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He participated in the 1963 Children's Crusade in Birmingham.
Summary: Freeman A. Hrabowski recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He also discusses attending Hampton University and later starting the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for African American men studying math and science.
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6 video files of 6 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (78 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0032_mv01-06
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1 transcript (45 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0032_hrabowski_transcript
John Elliott Churchville oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011-07-15
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Biographical History: John Churchville was born in 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Antioch University, Rutgers School of Law, and Canterbury University, and worked as lawyer, businessperson, educator, and community organizer. He was a civil rights activist and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Summary: John Churchville recalls growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his mother's career as a music teacher, moving to New York, and converting to Islam. He remembers joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), registering voters in Americus, Georgia, and in Mississippi. He discusses moving back to Philadelphia, converting to Christianity, and founding the Freedom Library and Black People’s Unity Movement.
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7 video files of 7 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (153 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0033_mv01-07
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1 transcript (73 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0033_churchville_transcript
Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-18
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Biographical History: Jack Greenberg was born in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Columbia University and worked as a staff attorney and Director-Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and as a law professor. He is the author of Crusaders in the Courts: How a Dedicated Band of Lawyers Fought for the Civil Rights Revolution (2004).
Summary: Jack Greenberg remembers attending Columbia University Law School, working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and arguing the Brown v. Board of Education case. He discusses working on many other civil rights cases, such as Coke v. City of Atlanta, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, and Griggs v. Duke Power.
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9 video files of 9 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (47 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0034_mv01-09
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1 transcript (22 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0034_greenberg_transcript
Gloria Hayes Richardson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-19
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Biographical History: Gloria Hayes Richardson was born in 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland, married Henry Richardson in 1945 and Frank Dandridge in 1964, and had two children. She attended Howard University and worked as a city contract manager and program officer. She was a civil rights activist in Cambridge, Maryland, and a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Summary: Gloria Richardson recalls growing up in Cambridge, Maryland, attending Howard University, and joining Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with her daughter, Donna, after returning to Cambridge and running her father's drug store. She recalls traveling to the South with her family to assist SNCC with voter registration, organizing the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee, assisting E. Franklin Frazier with research on African Americans, and marching in a protest where the police used cyanogen gas. She also discusses attending the March on Washington, her involvement with the Nation of Islam, and meeting Malcolm X.
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