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Series II: Interviews (continued)
Lawrence Guyot oral history interview conducted by Julian Bond in Washington, D.C., 2010-12-30
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Biographical History: Lawrence Guyot, Jr., was born in 1939 in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He married Monica Kline in 1967 and had two children. He attended Tougaloo College and Rutgers University, worked as a lobbyist and longshoreman in Washington, D. C., and fund-raiser for Mary Holmes Junior College. He was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Field Secretary and chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Guyot died in 2012.
Summary: Lawrence Guyot recalls growing up in Pass Christian, Mississippi, and the influence of his family, and attending Tougaloo College. He remembers meeting members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), joining the organization, and participating in Freedom Summer. He discusses his opinions and memories of Mississippi politics, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and his later life in Washington, D. C.
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2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCAM) (87 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master.
Tape ID: afc2010039_crhp0005_mv1-2
Photographs
3 photographs : digital, jpg files, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0005_ph1-3
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1 transcript (86 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0005_Guyot_transcript
C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-03-29
Digital content available
Biographical History: C. T. Vivian was born in 1924 in Howard County, Missouri, married Octavia Genes, and had four children. He attended Western Illinois University and worked as a minister and civil rights leader in Nashville, Tennessee.
Summary: C. T. Vivian recalls growing up in Macomb, Illinois, working in Peoria, Illinois, and his call to the ministry. He discusses attending the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, where he met other civil rights activists and participated in demonstrations. He remembers planning the Freedom Rides, his imprisonment at Parchman Prison, the Children's Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama, and working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
Moving Images
4 videocassettes of 4 (DVCAM) (246 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master.
Tape ID: afc2010039_crhp0006_mv1-2
Photographs
3 photographs : digital, jpg files, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0006_ph1-3
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1 transcript (229 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0006_Vivian_transcript
Ruby Nell Sales oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-25
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Biographical History: Ruby Sales was born in 1948 and grew up in Alabama. She attended Carver High School, Tuskegee University, and Manhattanville College. She worked as the founder and director of Spirithouse and as a social justice activist. She was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworker in Alabama.
Summary: Ruby Sales discusses her father's military career, growing up in Columbus, Georgia, and attending the Tuskegee Institute. She recalls joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Selma to Montgomery March, registering voters in Lowndes County, Alabama, and her arrest in Hayneville, Alabama. She remembers the murder of Jonathan Daniels, a seminary student who saved her life, and discusses her opinions on African American history and the current rate of African Americans in prison.
Moving Images
10 video files of 10 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (92 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0007_mv01-10
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1 transcript (46 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0007_sales_transcript
Doris Adelaide Derby oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-26
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Biographical History: Doris Derby was born in 1939 or 1940 in the Bronx, New York. She married Bob Banks and attended Hunter College and the University of Illinois. She worked as an artist, photographer, and educator at Georgia State University. Derby was a civil rights activist and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworker in Georgia.
Summary: Doris Derby discusses her childhood in the Bronx, joining a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and attending Hunter College. She recalls her work in African art and dance, and traveling to Albany, Georgia, to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with voter registration. She remembers teaching adult literacy in Mississippi with SNCC, starting the Free Southern Theater, and working for Head Start.
Moving Images
8 video files of 8 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (111 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0008_mv01-08
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1 transcript (46 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0008_derby_transcript
Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-27
Digital content available
Biographical History: Jamila Jones was born in 1944 in Montgomery, Alabama. She worked as singer and artist and wrote one of the verses of the song, "We Shall Overcome."
Summary: Jamila Jones recalls participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a child and forming a singing group at age 11, the Montgomery Gospel Trio, to raise money for the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls helping the Freedom Riders, visiting the Highlander Folk Center, writing a new verse of the song "We Shall Overcome," and founding the Harambee Singers.
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4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (49 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0009_mv01-04
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1 transcript (23 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0009_jonesjamila_transcript
Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23
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Biographical History: Simeon Wright was born in 1942 in Doddsville, Mississippi. He married Annie Cole in 1971 and attended the Moody Bible Institute. He worked as a pipe fitter, Sunday school teacher, and deacon. He is the author of Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till (Chicago, IL. : Lawrence Hill Books, c2010).
Summary: Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.
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4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (91 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0010_wright_transcript
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1 transcript (48 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0010_mv01-04
Wheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23
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Biographical History: Wheeler Parker was born in 1939 in Schlater, Mississippi, grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and married Marvel McCain in 1967. He worked as a barber, photographer, and pastor. At age 16, he traveled from Chicago to Mississippi with his cousin Emmett Till and witnessed his kidnapping.
Summary: Wheeler Parker, Jr., discusses his visit to Mississippi with his cousin, Emmett Till. He recalls the incident at Bryant's store and the night that Till was kidnapped, and Till's funeral in Chicago. He remembers how the murder and publicity affected his family, the reopening of the case in 2004, and efforts to memorialize Till.
Moving Images
6 video files of 6 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (67 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0011_mv01-06
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1 transcript (39 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0011_parker_transcript
Marilyn Luper Hildreth oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011-05-24
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Biographical History: Marilyn Hildreth was born in 1947 in Oklahoma. Her mother, Clara Luper, was a teacher and local civil rights activist. Hildreth participated in many sit-ins and demonstrations with her mother and brother Calvin in Oklahoma City. She attended Douglass High School and worked in insurance sales and administration.
Summary: Marilyn Hildreth describes growing up in segregated Oklahoma and the leadership of her mother, Clara Luper, in the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group. She recalls participating in a drug store sit-in as a child, and the success the group had with several restaurants in Oklahoma City. She remembers her mother's leadership in the African American community in Oklahoma, and her involvement in the 1968 sanitation workers' strike.
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3 video files of 3 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (33 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0012_mv01-03
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1 transcript (16 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0012_hildreth_transcript
Calvin Luper oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011-05-24
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Biographical History: Calvin Luper was born in 1946 in Oklahoma. His mother, Clara Luper, was a teacher and local civil rights activist. He participated in many sit-ins and demonstrations with his mother and sister Marilyn in Oklahoma City. He attended Douglass High School and the University of Oklahoma and worked as an electrician.
Summary: Calvin Luper remembers his mother, Clara Luper, and her leadership in Oklahoma City's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Council. He recalls participating in sit-ins in drug stores and restaurants, and hosting a radio show with his mother. He also remembers other leaders in Oklahoma's Civil Rights Movement, including Dr. Charles N. Atkins, E. Melvin Porter, and Ada Lois Sipuel.
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4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (24 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0013_mv01-04
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1 transcript (14 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0013_luper_transcript
James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, 2011-05-25
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Biographical History: James Oscar Jones was born in 1943 in Willisville, Arkansas, married Mildred Neal in 1963, and had three children. He attended Pine Bluff A & M College, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He worked at the National Sharecroppers Fund, the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, Community Resource Group, and the Texas Department of Agriculture. He was a civil rights activist in Arkansas and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Summary: James Oscar Jones remembers growing up on a farm in Arkansas, the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, and attending the Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College in Pine Bluff. He discusses his involvement in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and meeting activists Bill Hansen and Ben Grinage. He recalls participating in sit-ins at Woolworth's drug store in Pine Bluff, and helping African Americans in rural areas become political candidates.
Moving Images
8 video files of 8 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (127 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0014_mv01-08
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2 transcripts (57 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0014_jonesjames1_transcript
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0014_jonesjames2_transcript
Anne Sobol and Richard Barry Sobol oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011-05-26
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Biographical History: Richard Sobol was born in 1937 in the Bronx, New York and married Anne Buxton in 1975. He attended Union College and Columbia University School of Law. He worked as civil rights attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Washington, D. C. His wife, Anne, was also a lawyer.
Summary: Richard Sobol discusses his early career as a lawyer in Washington, D. C., his involvement with the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, and his decision to move to New Orleans to become a civil rights lawyer. He recalls meeting Robert Hicks of Bogalusa, Louisiana, being personally protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, and his involvement in many job discrimination cases brought against the Crown Zellerbach paper mill. He also discusses other employment, labor union, and housing discrimination cases he argued. His wife, Anne, is also briefly interviewed.
Moving Images
8 video files of 8 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (121 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0015_mv01-08
BOX-FOLDER 1/10Manuscripts
1 transcript (59 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0015_sobol_transcript
Cynthia Baker Anderson and Fletcher Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-27
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Biographical History: Fletcher Anderson was born in 1938 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, married Cynthia Baker and had three children. He graduated from Central Memorial High School and worked at the Crown Zellerbach paper mill in many jobs, eventually as an overhead crane operator. He joined the Deacons of Defense and Justice and the Bogalusa Voters League, and was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement in Bogalusa.
Summary: Cynthia and Fletcher Anderson remember the segregation and job discrimination they faced in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their decision to join the civil rights movement. Fletcher recalls working many different jobs at the Crown Zellerbach paper mill, the harassment of the police and Ku Klux Klan, and joining the Deacons of Defense and Justice. They discuss their job discrimination lawsuits, their friends involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and the current state of race relations in Bogalusa.
Moving Images
4 video files of 4 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (82 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0016_mv01-04
BOX-FOLDER 1/11Manuscripts
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