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Series III: Interviews (continued)
Bill Russell oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2005-10-19 (continued)
Moving Images (continued)
AFC 2004/007: 101.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 101.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 101.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 101.MV.006
Betye Saar oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2005-10-21
AFC 2004/007: 102
Betye Saar was an artist known for her collages and assemblages of folk and stereotypical African American images.
The interview includes Betye Saar's memories of growing up in Los Angeles, taking art classes and attending the University of California, Los Angeles. She recalls raising her children, attending graduate school for printmaking and creating her most famous piece, "The Liberation of Aunt Jemima." She discusses the influence of mysticism on her work, teaching art at several universities and her daughters' art careers.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655150
BOX-FOLDER 12/124 Manuscripts
1 transcript (83 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 29/422 Graphic Images
10 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
4 videocassettes of 4 (Betacam SP) (120 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 102.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 102.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 102.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 102.MV.004
Sonia Sanchez oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2005-05-24
AFC 2004/007: 103
Sonia Sanchez was a poet, playwright and civil rights activist.
The interview includes Sonia Sanchez's memories of growing up in Birmingham, Alabama and Harlem, New York. She recalls attending Hunter College, studying African American literature from the Schomburg Library and joining the civil rights movement. She discusses teaching her first class on African American women, writing poems and starting the first Black Studies program in the nation at San Francisco State University.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655515
BOX-FOLDER 12/125 Manuscripts
1 transcript (120 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 29/423-424 Graphic Images
230 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
6 videocassettes of 6 (DVCAM) (384 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 103.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 103.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 103.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 103.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 103.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 103.MV.006
Fred Shuttlesworth oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2002-10-01
AFC 2004/007: 104
Fred Shuttlesworth was the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, and Greater New Light Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was also a founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and organized the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) freedom rides in 1961.
The interview includes Fred Shuttleworth's memories of his childhood in Alabama, marriage to his wife Ruby, and education at Selma University and Alabama State University. He discusses his early career, becoming pastor of Bethel Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and his participation in the civil rights movement through his church in the 1950s. He recalls his confrontations with Bull Conner, the Ku Klux Klan, the bombing of his house and several lawsuits. He also discusses his relationship with Martin Luther King, Jr. and his opinions on religion, racial discrimination, and politics.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655450
BOX-FOLDER 12/126 Manuscripts
1 transcript (71 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 29/425 Graphic Images
7 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
6 videocassettes of 6 (Betacam SP) (180 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 104.MV.001
AFC2004.007: 104.MV.002
AFC2004.007: 104.MV.003
AFC2004.007: 104.MV.004
AFC2004.007: 104.MV.005
AFC2004.007: 104.MV.006
Barbara Sizemore oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2004-04-26
AFC 2004/007: 105
Barbara Sizemore was a teacher, principal and the first African American woman to be a superintendent of an urban school district.
The interview includes Barbara Sizemore's memories of growing up in Terre Haute, Indiana and Evanston, Illinois where she attended Northwestern University and faced racial discrimination. She recalls her early career teaching in segregated schools on Chicago's south side and becoming superintendent of the District of Columbia Public Schools. She discusses the problems she faced in this position and her firing in 1975. She also discusses her opinions on school testing and teaching African American history.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655496
BOX-FOLDER 12/127 Manuscripts
1 transcript (36 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 30/426 Graphic Images
44 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
3 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
5 videocassettes of 5 (Betacam SP) (150 min.) sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 105.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 105.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 105.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 105.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 105.MV.005
Norma Sklarek oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2003-04-14
AFC 2004/007: 106
Norma Sklarek was the first African American woman to be a licensed architect and a fellow at the American Institute of Architects.
The interview includes Norma Sklarek's memories of growing up in New York City, attending Hunter High School and her parents' encouragement to pursue the sciences. She recalls earning her architecture degree at Columbia University, facing discrimination in her first jobs and her marriage to architect Rolf Sklarek. She discusses several buildings she designed, including the Los Angeles Airport terminal, and being appointed a fellow at the American Institute of Architects.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655552
BOX-FOLDER 12/128 Manuscripts
1 transcript (25 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 30/427 Graphic Images
10 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (Betacam SP) (90 min.) sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 106.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 106.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 106.MV.003
Percy Sutton oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2002-06-26
AFC 2004/007: 107
Percy Sutton was a businessman and lawyer. He was a Tuskegee Airman, Malcolm X's attorney and Borough President of Manhattan.
The interview includes Percy Sutton's memories of growing up in Texas and attending several colleges before joining the army air force as a Tuskegee Airman. He discusses moving to New York City, attending Brooklyn Law School and becoming the President of the New York branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He recalls working as Malcom X's attorney and meeting many civil rights leaders. He also discusses his involvement in New York City politics and his later work with radio and television stations.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655475
BOX-FOLDER 12/129 Manuscripts
1 transcript (69 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 30/428 Graphic Images
35 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
4 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
7 videocassettes of 7 (Betacam SP) (210 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
1 videocassette of 1 (DVCAM) (184 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. edited master
AFC 2004/007: 107.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 107.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 107.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 107.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 107.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 107.MV.006
AFC 2004/007: 107.MV.007
AFC 2004/007: 107.MV.008
Billy Taylor oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2003-03-16
AFC 2004/007: 108
Billy Taylor was a jazz pianist, teacher, television correspondent and director of jazz at the Kennedy Center.
The interview includes Billy Taylor's memories of growing up in North Carolina and Washington, D.C., learning to play the piano from his uncle and attending Virginia State University. He recalls moving to New York to play jazz in nightclubs, the influence of pianist Art Tatum, and becoming house pianist at the club Birdland. He discusses his work in radio and television, earning his doctorate in music at the University of Massachusetts and working as the director of jazz at the Kennedy Center.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655153
BOX-FOLDER 12/130 Manuscripts
1 transcript (115 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 30/429 Graphic Images
23 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
5 videocassettes of 5 (Betacam SP) (150 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 108.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 108.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 108.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 108.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 108.MV.005
Gardner C. Taylor oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2004-04-09
AFC 2004/007: 109
Gardner Taylor was a Baptist minister and professor.
The interview includes Gardner Taylor's memories of growing up in Louisiana, the influence of his father, a minister, and his decision to become a minister after surviving a car accident. He recalls preaching at the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, his connections with other ministers during the civil rights movement and founding the Progressive National Baptist Convention. He also discusses AIDS in the African American community, sexism, and his relationship with his wife.
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