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Series II: Interviews (continued)
John Elliott Churchville oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011-07-15 (continued)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Summary: Phil Hutchings recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, his parents' involvement in many civic organizations, and attending Howard University. He remembers joining the Nonviolent Action Group (a precursor to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)), protesting at the White Rice Inn in Maryland, and working with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. He discusses moving to Newark, New Jersey, to work for SNCC, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the Newark Community Union Project. He also recalls organizing District of Columbia residents for the March on Washington and witnessing the Newark riots in 1967.
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9 video files of 9 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (164 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0042_mv01-09
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1 transcript (90 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0042_hutchings_transcript
Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2011-09-12
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Biographical History: Thomas Gaither was born in 1938 in Great Falls, South Carolina, married Diane Jenner in 1968, and had two children. He attended Claflin University, Atlanta University, and the University of Iowa. He worked as a construction laborer, civil rights activist, forester, and biology professor at Slippery Rock University.
Summary: Thomas Gaither recalls growing up in Great Falls, South Carolina, attending Claflin College, and leading the college's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. He remembers the student sit-ins in Orangeburg, South Carolina, joining the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and being arrested for protesting in Hollywood, Florida. He discusses organizing the Freedom Rides, his belief in nonviolence, and earning his PhD in biology at the University of Iowa.
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9 video files of 9 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (131 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0043_mv01-09
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1 transcript (63 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0043_gaither_transcript
Audrey Nell Hamilton and JoeAnn Anderson Ulmer oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-13
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Biographical History: Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnn Ulmer grew up in Saint Augustine, Florida, and participated in the Civil Rights Movement.
Summary: Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnn Ulmer recall growing up in Saint Augustine, Florida, and participating in sit-ins led by Dr. Robert Hayling at Woolworth's drug store as teenagers. They recall serving a sentence in jail, attending reform school, and meeting Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jackie Robinson.
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2 video files of 2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (66 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0044_mv01-02
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1 transcript (36 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0044_hamilton&ulmer_transcript
Purcell Maurice Conway oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-13
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Biographical History: Purcell Conway was born in 1948 in Saint Augustine, Florida. He participated in the Civil Rights Movement in Saint Augustine and worked as a police officer in New York City.
Summary: Purcell Conway recalls growing up in Saint Augustine, Florida, and working many odd jobs. He recalls facing discrimination, participating in demonstrations, and witnessing a riot when attempting to integrate the beach. He also discusses moving to New York City, his career as a police officer, and successfully suing the city for discrimination in promotions.
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4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (77 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0045_mv01-04
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