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Series II: Interviews (continued)
Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Market, Tennessee, 2011-09-19 (continued)
Moving Images (continued)
5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (54 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0052_mv01-05
BOX-FOLDER 4/8Manuscripts
1 transcript (29 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0052__carawan_transcript
David Mercer Ackerman and Satoko Ito Ackerman oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-09-20
Digital content available
Biographical History: David M. Ackerman was born in 1942 in Savanna, Illinois, married Satoko Ito in 1967, and had one child. He attended Knox College, the Chicago Theological Seminary, and Georgetown Law Center, and worked as an attorney. Satoko Ackerman was born in 1939 in Osaka, Japan, attended Yankton College and Chicago Theological Seminary, and worked in child care and public policy.
Summary: David and Satoko Ackerman recall meeting at the Chicago Theological Seminary and remember their classmate Jesse Jackson urging students to attend the Selma to Montgomery March. They recall traveling to Selma, participating in the march, and their later life in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Moving Images
6 video files of 6 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (62 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0053_mv01-06
BOX-FOLDER 4/9Manuscripts
1 transcript (30 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0053_ackermans_transcript
Dorie Ann Ladner and Joyce Ladner oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-09-20
Digital content available
Biographical History: Dorie Ladner was born in 1942 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She attended Jackson State College, Tougaloo College, and Howard University and worked as a social worker. Her sister, Joyce Ladner, was born in 1943 in Battles, Mississippi, and married Walter Carrington. She attended Jackson State College, Tougaloo College, and Washington University-St. Louis, and worked as a professor.
Summary: Dorie and Joyce Ladner discuss organizing for the March on Washington with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Dorie Ladner recalls her work with SNCC in Natchez, Mississippi, and the murder and trial of Medgar Evers. They both remember growing up in Palmers Crossing, Mississippi, their family history, joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth chapter led by Clyde Kennard, and the impact that Emmett Till's murder had on their generation. Dorie also recalls attending Tougaloo College, staying at the Freedom House in Jackson, Mississippi, and organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
Moving Images
7 video files of 7 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (121 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0054_mv01-07
BOX-FOLDER 4/10Manuscripts
1 transcript (73 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0054_ladners_transcript
William Lamar Strickland oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Amherst, Massachusetts, 2011-09-23
Digital content available
Biographical History: William Strickland was born in 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University and worked as a professor of political science and Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Summary: William Strickland recalls growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, attending Boston Latin High School and Harvard University, and serving as a Marine. He remembers his friendship with Malcolm X, joining the Northern Student Movement, and his work with Vincent Harding and the Institute of the Black World. He also discusses the current research on Malcolm X and his opinions on politics.
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2 video files of 2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (130 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0055_mv01-02
BOX-FOLDER 4/11Manuscripts
1 transcript (56 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0055_strickland_transcript
Carrie M. Young oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Little Rock, Arkansas, 2011-09-26
Digital content available
Biographical History: Carrie Young was born in 1948 in Barton, Arkansas, married Howard L. Himmelbaum in 1967 and later Carl E. Young, and had one child. She attended the Opportunity Industrialization Center and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and worked as a keypunch operator, accounting clerk, publication printing, and in data entry and administrative work.
Summary: Carrie Young recalls growing up in on a farm, moving to West Helena, Arkansas, with her family, and meeting civil rights organizers from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), including Myrtle Glascoe, Bill Hansen, and Howard Himmelbaum. She remembers registering voters, gathering signatures to overturn a poll tax, and protesting at the Arkansas state capitol. She discusses her marriage to Howard Himmelbaum, suing her employer for discrimination, and working with the group Black United Youth in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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9 video files of 9 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (125 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0056_mv01-09
BOX-FOLDER 4/12Manuscripts
1 transcript (65 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0056__young_transcript
Elmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013-02-28.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Elmer Dixon was the co-chair of the Seattle, Washington, chapter of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and also established the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party with his brother, Aaron Dixon. He later worked in the field of diversity and cross-cultural communication.
Summary: Elmer Dixon discusses his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, where he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., and heard Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael speak. At 17 he met Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland and established, with his brother Aaron Dixon as Defense Captain, the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Dixon discusses his work with the Panthers, the survival of several of the programs he started, including a health clinic, his work after the Panther chapter closed down in 1978, and his current position as director of an executive consulting firm specializing in diversity issues.
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11 video files of 11 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (152 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0057_mv01-11
Manuscripts
1 transcript (66 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0057_Dixon_transcript
Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Burlingame, California, 2013-03-01.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Steven McNichols was a freedom rider with the Congress of Racial Equality and civil rights director of the National Student Association. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Texas at Austin. He was elected Civil Rights Director of the National Student Association, supported the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and assisted the Delta Ministry and Department of Agriculture with distributing surplus food to poor African Americans in Mississippi. He later worked for Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles and pursued a law degree and career as an employment discrimination attorney.
Summary: Steven McNichols discussed his childhood in New York City, his mother's illnesses and attending the University of California, Los Angeles in 1958. He became involved in politics through the National Student Federation and National Student Association, and participated in the Freedom Rides, riding a train from Los Angeles, California, to Houston, Texas. He also discusses his work with the Delta Ministry, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and the 1964 Democratic Party convention.
Moving Images
11 video files of 11 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (137 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0058_mv01-11
Manuscripts
1 transcript (51 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0058_McNichols_transcript
Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013-03-01.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Mildred Pitts Walter and her husband, Earl Walter, were active in the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the late 1950s helping to desegregate housing in California. She also helped recruit Freedom Riders from California. She later became a teacher and prolific children's book author.
Summary: Mildred Pitts Walter discusses her early life in Louisiana, attending Southern University, and moving to Los Angeles in 1944. Pitts recalls meeting Earl Walter whom she married two years later, her work with Earl who headed the Los Angeles chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) from 1951 to 1963, CORE pickets of housing developers in Los Angeles, and her work as a clerk in the LA school district while getting her teaching credentials. She also discusses her career writing over 20 books for children, her work with a national association of nurses to develop culturally sensitive training, marching in the Soviet Union for peace, her ideas about civil rights and human rights.
Moving Images
5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (91 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0059_mv01-05
Manuscripts
1 transcript (36 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0059_Walter_transcript
Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013-03-02.
Digital content available
Biographical History: The Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown was a civil rights activist in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and United Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of San Francisco's Third Baptist Church and was a board member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Summary: Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked to leave his high school for making comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about unequal schools for blacks, and remembers his participation in a 1961 Freedom Ride, his travel to Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa, and his work at Third Baptist Church on various social causes.
Moving Images
8 video files of 8 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (119 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0060_mv01-08
Manuscripts
1 transcript (41 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0060_Brown_transcript
Clifford Browner oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Clifford Browner was a civil rights activist in Terrell County, Georgia. He attended Albany State University and joined the Army, and eventually worked in factories in Flint, Michigan, and Atlanta, Georgia.
Summary: Clifford Browner discusses his childhood in Sasser, Georgia, and how he came to be involved in the Southwest Georgia Movement for civil rights in the early 1960s. He describes mass meetings at Mount Olive Baptist Church, protesting racial segregation at his high school, and participating in the March on Washington. He concludes the interview by evaluating the changes he has seen in southwest Georgia over his lifetime.
Moving Images
2 video files of 2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (65 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0061_mv01-02
Manuscripts
1 transcript (40 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0061_Browner_transcript
Lucius Holloway, Sr., and Emma Kate Holloway oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Lucius Holloway, Sr., was a civil rights activist in Terrell County, Georgia, Vice President of the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the plaintiff in a voter registration court case, Holloway v. Wise. He later became County Commissioner of Terrell County.
Biographical History: Emma Kate Holloway was a civil rights activist in Terrell County, Georgia. She also worked as a beautician.
Summary: In this short interview, Lucius Holloway, Sr., and Emma Kate Holloway describe their experiences in Terrell County, Georgia. They discuss their childhood memories of Southwest Georgia, and how they came to meet and marry. The remainder of the interview focuses on their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, the harassment they faced from white supremacists, and their role in registering black voters.
Moving Images
1 video file (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (31 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0062_mv01.mov
Manuscripts
1 transcript (16 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0062_Holloway_transcript
Sam Mahone oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Sam Mahone was a civil rights activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Americus, Georgia. He attended Tougaloo College and the Art Institute of Atlanta and worked in several art museums and galleries.
Summary: Sam Mahone discusses his experiences of racial segregation and discrimination in Americus, Georgia, and how he came to be involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). After he joined SNCC, he participated in an array of activism: picketing a segregated movie theater, registering voters, and organizing in the black community. He also discusses the arrests that he and other activists experienced due to their activism, including the Americus Four case and the Leesburg Stockade. He concludes the interview by discussing his current involvement in showcasing African American art.
Moving Images
1 video file (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (63 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0063_mv01
Manuscripts
1 transcript (29 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0063_Mahone_transcript
Robert McClary oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Robert McClary was a civil rights activist with the Southwest Georgia Project in Worth County, Georgia.
Summary: In this short interview, Robert McClary discusses his involvement in the Southwest Georgia Project. McClary describes attending mass meetings in Worth County, Georgia, and he discusses his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Along with keeping the books, he registered voters and informed people about welfare services.
Moving Images
2 video files of 2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (28 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0064_mv01-02
Manuscripts
1 transcript (14 pages)
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