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Series II: Interviews (continued)
Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey, 2011-07-20 (continued)
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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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1 transcript (39 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0045_conway_transcript
Barbara Edna Vickers oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-13
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Biographical History: Barbara Vickers was born in 1923 in Saint Augustine, Florida, and attended Excelsior High School. She was a beautician and civil rights activist in Saint Augustine.
Summary: Barbara Vickers recalls growing up in Saint Augustine, Florida, working in a shipyard in New York during World War II, and returning to Saint Augustine with her husband. She remembers working as a beautician, working with her neighbor, Dr. Robert Hayling, to organize civil rights protests, and participating in kneel-ins in segregated churches. She also discusses raising money to build a monument to the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement in Saint Augustine.
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4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (59 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0046_mv01-04
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1 transcript (31 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0046_vickers_transcript
Gwendolyn Annette Duncan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14
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Biographical History: Gwendolyn Duncan was born in 1956 in Saint Augustine, Florida, married Richard Allen Duncan in 1976, and had five children. She attended St. John's River College and worked as an educator and in non-profit management. Duncan is President of 40th ACCORD (formally the 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc.), a non-profit established 2003 to promote awareness of local Civil Rights Movement history.
Summary: Gwendolyn Duncan recalls her family history in Saint Augustine, Florida, watching a Ku Klux Klan parade through the black neighborhood of Lincolnville, and integrating a white school. She discusses the efforts in Saint Augustine to commemorate the local Civil Rights Movement, including the ACCORD Freedom Trail.
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2 video files of 2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (34 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0047_mv01-02
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1 transcript (18 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0047_duncan_transcript
Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14
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Biographical History: Robert Hayling was born in 1929 in Tallahassee, Florida, married Athea Hayling, and had three children. He attended Florida A & M College and Meharry Medical College, and worked as a dentist. He was the principal leader of the Saint Augustine movement in the early 1960s.
Summary: Robert Hayling recalls serving in the air force during World War II, attending the Meharry Dental School, and participating in civil rights protests in Nashville, Tennessee. He remembers starting his dental practice in Saint Augustine, Florida, leading the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and the exclusion of African Americans from Saint Augustine's 400th anniversary celebration, and being attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. He also discusses resigning from the NAACP, the support of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for local protests, and his move to Cocoa, Florida.
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6 video files of 6 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (115 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0048_mv01-06
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1 transcript (45 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0048_hayling_transcript
Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Gainesville, Florida, 2011-09-14
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Biographical History: Gwendolyn Simmons was born in 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, and had one daughter. She attended Spelman College, Antioch University, and Temple University. She worked as a professor of religion at the University of Florida. She was a civil rights activist and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Summary: Gwendolyn Simmons recalls joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while a student at Spelman College. She remembers directing SNCC's voter registration and Freedom School, called the Freedom Summer Project in Laurel, Mississippi. She discusses learning about Black Nationalism in New York, the decision in SNCC to expel white members, and her work with the American Friends Service Committee's Program on Government Surveillance and Citizens’ Rights to interview members of organizations investigated by the FBI's Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO).
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5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (97 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0049_mv01-05
BOX-FOLDER 4/5Manuscripts
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