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Series II: Interviews (continued)
Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013-03-01. (continued)
Moving Images (continued)
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)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0064_McClary_transcript
Johnnie Ruth McCullar oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Johnnie Ruth McCullar was a civil rights activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Terrell County, Georgia. She also worked as a certified nursing assistant and paraprofessional teacher.
Summary: Johnnie Ruth Browner McCullar describes growing up in southwest Georgia, attending segregated schools in Sasser, Georgia, and her work in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. She was a secretary of the Terrell County Movement and she also participated in sit-ins and helped to register voters. McCullar reflects on the legacy of the movement, noting the changes in social and political life that she has witnessed during her life, but also recognizing present-day challenges.
Moving Images
2 video files of 2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (62 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0065_mv01-02
Manuscripts
1 transcript (36 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0065_McCullar_transcript
Sam Young, Jr., oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Sam Young, Jr., worked as a civil rights activist with the Southwest Georgia Project and also as a printer and farmer.
Summary: Samuel J. Young, Jr., describes his childhood in Worth County, Georgia, during the 1950s. He recalls the racial violence that he witnessed and heard stories about as a child. After graduating high school he joined the Southwest Georgia Project. He helped to start a newspaper for the project and was also involved in the group's initiative to develop a self-sufficient farm to counteract discrimination against black farmers.
Moving Images
2 video files of 2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (42 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0066_mv0-02
Manuscripts
1 transcript (25 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0066_Young_transcript
Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Grace Hall Miller was a homemaker in Baker County, Georgia. She was a civil rights activist and became a member of the Baker County Board of Education.
Summary: Grace Hall Miller (mother of activist Shirley Sherrod) describes her childhood in Baker County, Georgia, her education in segregated schools, her marriage to Hosie Miller, and their early involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Grace Hall Miller's commitment to the Baker County Movement grew following the murder of her husband by a white neighbor in 1965. She describes how her house became headquarters for the local movement and how the community rallied to support her and her children. Miller's children were among the black students who integrated white schools, and because of their experience, she dedicated much of her life to improving education.
Moving Images
5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (54 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0067_mv01-05
Manuscripts
1 transcript (38 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0067_Miller_transcript
Louise Broadway oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Louise Broadway was a civil rights activist in Baker County, Georgia, and also worked as a doctor's assistant.
Summary: Louise Willingham Broadway shares her experiences of segregated education in Baker County, Georgia, and she discusses the lessons that her parents taught her when she was a child. Broadway describes her experiences as a mother sending her daughter to an all-white school. She also describes her involvement in the Baker County Movement, especially her work for a doctor who treated Freedom Riders.
Moving Images
2 video files of 2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (34 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0068_mv01-02
Manuscripts
1 transcript (21 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0068_Broadway_transcript
Mary Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Mary Jenkins was a civil rights activist in Albany, Georgia. She attended Fisk University and Georgia State University and worked as a teacher. She is the author of Open Dem Cells: A Pictoral History of the Albany Movement.
Summary: Mary Jenkins describes Albany, Georgia, during her childhood and discusses moments when she encountered racial prejudice. She describes her education in all-black schools, her decision to attend Fisk University, and her longing to become a teacher. Around the time of Brown v. Board of Education, she began teaching in Georgia and witnessed negative reactions of white administrators to the decision. Jenkins describes her decision to join the Albany Movement, and she shares memories of working with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Moving Images
5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (41 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0069_mv01-05
Manuscripts
1 transcript (24 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0069_Jenkins_transcript
Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Mary Jones was a civil rights activist in Albany, Georgia, and also worked as a teacher.
Summary: Mary Jones describes her childhood in Albany, Georgia, including the work she did as a child and her memories of school. Jones discusses learning about the Civil Rights Movement by reading the newspaper, and she describes her children's experiences as they entered white schools. After she joined the Albany Movement, she helped to register voters, participated in marches and boycotts, and joined the police committee to recruit African American police officers. She closes the interview by discussing the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.
Moving Images
2 video files of 2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (52 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0070_mv01-02
Manuscripts
1 transcript (34 pages)
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0070_Jones_transcript
Walter Bruce oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Durant, Mississippi, 2013-03-11.
Digital content available
Biographical History: Walter Bruce was a civil rights activist in Mississippi. He also worked as a carpenter and gospel singer with the Soul Travelers.
Summary: Walter Bruce shares memories of his childhood in Durant, Mississippi, where his family sharecropped. As a young man he became a carpenter and also a gospel singer. He describes his early involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, including his participation in Mississippi Freedom Summer. Bruce was involved in community and political organizing throughout the 1960s, from helping to start health clinics and participating in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to his involvement in sit-ins and marches. Bruce also discusses the process of choosing and running black candidates for political office in the 1960s.
Moving Images
9 video files of 9 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (85 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Digital ID: afc2010039_crhp0071_mv01-09
Manuscripts
1 transcript (50 pages)
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