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Series II: Interviews (continued)
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
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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
BOX-FOLDER 2/14Manuscripts
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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5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (92 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0035_mv01-05
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1 transcript (49 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0035_richardson_transcript
Alfred Moldovan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-19
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Biographical History: Alfred Moldovan was born in 1921 the Bronx, New York, married Jean Moldovan, and had two children. He attended City College and Chicago Medical School, and worked as a doctor and member of the Medical Committee for Human Rights.
Summary: Alfred Moldovan remembers growing up in the Bronx and the influence of his parents, who were Jewish Hungarian immigrants. He recalls serving in the air force as a radio repairman during World War II and later attending medical school. He discusses founding the Medical Committee for Human Rights and traveling to the South to assist injured civil rights activists at events such as the Selma to Montgomery March.
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4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (59 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0036_mv01-04
BOX-FOLDER 3/4Manuscripts
1 transcript (31 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0036_moldovan_transcript
Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey, 2011-07-20
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Biographical History: Junius Williams was born in 1943 in Suffolk, Virginia, married Antoinette Ellis, and had four children. He attended Amherst College and Yale University, and worked as an attorney, musician, and educator. He was a civil rights activist and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Summary: Junius Williams recalls growing up in Richmond, Virginia, attending Amherst College, and joining the student group Students for Racial Equality. He remembers attending the March on Washington, organizing a civil rights conference at Mount Holyoke, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses traveling with other students to the Selma to Montgomery March, being arrested at the march with Worth Long, working as a community organizer with the Newark Community Union Project, and witnessing the riots in Newark, New Jersey, in 1967.
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9 video files of 9 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (174 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0037_mv01-09
BOX-FOLDER 3/5Manuscripts
1 transcript (87 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0037_williamsj_transcript
Emmett W. Bassett and Priscilla Tietjen Bassett oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Grahamsville, New York, 2011-07-21
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Biographical History: Emmett W. Bassett was born in 1921 in Henry County, Virginia, attended Tuskegee Institute, University of Massachusetts, and Ohio State University, and worked as a microbiologist. Priscilla Tietjen Bassett was born in 1928 in Plainfield, New Jersey, attended Smith College and Queens College and worked as a librarian. The Bassetts married in 1950, had three children, and were civil rights activists in New York.
Summary: Priscilla Tietjen Bassett recalls growing up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attending Smith College, and Emmett W. Bassett remembers growing up in Henry County, Virginia, serving in World War II, and attending Tuskegee Institute, where he assisted George Washington Carver with research. They tell how they met at a protest of a segregated restaurant in Massachusetts, raising money for Emmett Till's mother, their involvement in many civil rights groups in New York, and attending the March on Washington. They also discuss Emmett's career as a professor of dairy science, Priscilla's career as a librarian, and their struggles as an interracial married couple.
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10 video files of 10 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (131 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0038_mv01-10
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1 transcript (71 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0038_bassett_transcript
Pete Seeger oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Beacon, New York, 2011-07-22
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Biographical History: Pete Seeger was born in 1919 in New York, New York, married Toshi-Aline Ota in 1943, and had three children. He attended Harvard University and was a folk singer and civil rights activist.
Summary: Pete Seeger recalls performing at a concert with Paul Robeson in 1949 in Peekskill, New York, visiting the Highlander Folk School, and the evolution of the song "We Shall Overcome." He remembers performing at many civil rights events, including the Selma to Montgomery March. He also discusses his thoughts on Presidents Barack Obama and Rutherford B. Hayes.
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4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (57 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0039_mv01-04
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1 transcript (25 pages)
1 draft transcript with corrections (25 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0039_seeger_transcript
Dorothy Foreman Cotton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Ithaca, New York, 2011-07-25
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Biographical History: Dorothy Cotton was born in 1930 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and married George Junius Cotton in 1955. She attended Shaw University, Virginia State College, and Boston University. She worked as a civil rights worker, leader, and educator.
Summary: Dorothy Foreman Cotton discusses growing up in rural North Carolina, attending Shaw University and Virginia State College, working as a housekeeper for the president of these colleges, Dr. Robert Prentiss Daniel, and meeting her husband, George Cotton. She discusses attending the Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg, Virginia, working with pastor Wyatt T. Walker on organizing civil rights protests and meetings, and meeting Martin Luther King, Jr. She moved to Atlanta to assist Walker in his work with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, where she became Director of Education for the organization. At the Highlander Folk School, she met Septima Clark and Esau Jenkins and led the Citizenship Education Program. She also discusses the impact of King's assassination on the movement and the philosophy of nonviolence.
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8 video files of 8 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (133 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0040_mv01-08
BOX-FOLDER 3/8Manuscripts
1 transcript (66 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0040_cotton_transcript
William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan, 2011-07-26
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Biographical History: William G. Anderson was born in 1927 in Americus, Georgia, married Norma Lee Dixon, and had five children. He attended Fort Valley State College, Atlanta College of Mortuary Science, and Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy, and worked as an osteopath. He was also a civil rights activist in Albany, Georgia.
Summary: William Anderson recalls growing up in Americus, Georgia, serving in the navy during World War II, and his friendships with Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ralph Abernathy. He remembers opening his osteopath practice in Albany, Georgia, becoming a leader of the Albany Movement, and supporting protesters from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He discusses his several arrests with King and Abernathy, appearing on Meet the Press, the closing of all public facilities in Albany, and his later friendship with Sheriff Laurie Pritchett.
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6 video files of 6 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (153 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0041_mv01-06
BOX-FOLDER 3/9Manuscripts
1 transcript (56 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0041_andersonw_transcript
Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oakland, California, 2011-09-01
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Biographical History: Phil Hutchings was born in 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Howard University and worked in education and non-profit management. He was a civil rights activist and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Newark, New Jersey.
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