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Series III: Interviews (continued)
Mamie "Peanut" Johnson oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2007-04-20 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 31/488 Graphic Images
8 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCam) (128 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 234.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 234.MV.002
Diahann Carroll oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2007-06-12
AFC 2004/007: 235
Diahann Carroll was a singer, model, actress and one of the first African American women to star in a television show.
The interview includes Diahann Carroll's memories of growing up in New York, attending the High School of Music and Art, working as a model and singing on the Arthur Godfrey Radio Show. She recalls performing in Broadway musicals and plays and moving to Los Angeles to star in the television show "Julia." She discusses her movie career, the opportunities available for African American actors, and her nomination for an academy award for "Claudine."
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655169
BOX-FOLDER 19/257 Manuscripts
1 transcript (153 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/489 Graphic Images
45 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
7 videocassettes of 7 (Betacam SP) (210 min.) sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 235.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 235.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 235.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 235.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 235.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 235.MV.006
AFC 2004/007: 235.MV.007
Julius Chambers oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2007-06-20
AFC 2004/007: 236
Julius Chambers was a civil rights lawyer, law professor and Chancellor of North Carolina State University.
The interview includes Julius Chambers' memories of growing up in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina, attending North Carolina Central University, and protesting discrimination on buses. He recalls attending the University of North Carolina Law School, becoming the first African American editor of the Law Review, and interning for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense Fund. He discusses starting his own law firm in North Carolina, facing bomb threats for working on civil rights cases, and becoming president of the Legal Defense Fund and Chancellor of North Carolina State University.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655170
BOX-FOLDER 19/258 Manuscripts
1 transcript (97 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/490 Graphic Images
43 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (DVCam) (192 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 236.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 236.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 236.MV.003
Marva Collins oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2007-06-21
AFC 2004/007: 237
Marva Collins was a teacher and founder of Westside Preparatory School.
The interview includes Marva Collins' memories of growing up in Alabama, attending Clark College and teaching in Alabama. She recalls moving to Chicago, Illinois and teaching in public schools, where she began to use the Socratic Method with her students. She discusses problems with public schools and starting her own private school, the Westside Preparatory School, and a teacher training program.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655176
BOX-FOLDER 20/259 Manuscripts
1 transcript (124 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/491 Graphic Images
18 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: 237.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 237.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 237.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 237.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 237.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 237.MV.006
James Comer oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2007-06-27
AFC 2004/007: 238
James Comer was a child psychiatrist, education reformer and professor at Yale University.
The interview includes James Comer's memories of growing up in East Chicago, Indiana and attending Indiana University and Howard University Medical School. He recalls his career as a child psychiatrist and professor at Yale University's Child Study Center and researching the achievement gap among African Americans and whites in public schools. He discusses implementing new school reform programs in New Haven, Connecticut and other issues with improving education for minorities.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655177
BOX-FOLDER 20/260 Manuscripts
1 transcript (112 pages)
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (DVCam) (192 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 238.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 238.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 238.MV.003
Chuck Brown oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2007-08-08
AFC 2004/007: 239
Chuck Brown was a guitarist, singer and the father of Go-Go music.
The interview includes Chuck Brown's memories of growing up in Virginia and Washington, D.C., learning to play the piano, and working many odd jobs. He recalls learning to play guitar and earning his high school diploma in prison, starting his band The Soul Searchers and developing the genre of Go-Go. He discusses the Washington, D.C. music scene, the influence of gospel on his music, and the success of his single "Bustin' Loose."
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655168
BOX-FOLDER 20/261 Manuscripts
1 transcript (157 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/492 Graphic Images
37 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (DVCam) (192 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 239.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 239.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 239.MV.003
Roger Wilkins oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2007-08-15
AFC 2004/007: 240
Roger Wilkins was a lawyer, civil rights activist, journalist and the first African American Assistant Attorney General.
The interview includes Roger Wilkins' memories of growing up in Kansas City, Missouri and Grand Rapids, Michigan and assisting his uncle Roy Wilkins during the civil rights movement. He recalls attending the University of Michigan for college and law school, working for the Agency for International Development and becoming Assistant Attorney General under President Johnson. He discusses working at the Ford Foundation, becoming a reporter at the Washington Post and the New York Times, and his support of the gay rights movement.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655222
BOX-FOLDER 20/262 Manuscripts
1 transcript (164 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/493 Graphic Images
11 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
5 videocassettes of 5 (DVCam) (320 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 240.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 240.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 240.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 240.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 240.MV.005
John Conyers oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2007-08-20
AFC 2004/007: 241
John Conyers was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-MI), Chairman of House Judiciary Committee and co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The interview includes John Conyers' memories of growing up in Detroit, his father's involvement in the United Auto Workers union, his military service in Korea, and his education at Wayne State University. He discusses his involvement in the civil rights movement, including meeting Martin Luther King, Jr. He also discusses his election to congress and many events during his long career, including his work on the Voting Rights Act of 1965, founding the Black Congressional Caucus and the Nixon impeachment.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655459
BOX-FOLDER 20/363 Manuscripts
1 transcript (67 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/494 Graphic Images
12 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (DVCAM) (192 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 241.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 241.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 241.MV.003
Vivian Ayers Allen oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2008-09-23
AFC 2004/007: 245
Vivian Ayers Allen was a poet, artist and playwright.
The interview includes Vivian Ayers Allen's memories of growing up in Chester, South Carolina and attending the Brainerd Institute, a former Presbyterian freedmen school, and Bennett College. She recalls marrying and divorcing her husband, her start at writing poetry, and raising her children. She discusses living in Mexico, starting community arts programs in Houston, Texas and Chester, South Carolina, and buying the Brainerd Institute with her daughters, Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655165
BOX-FOLDER 20/264 Manuscripts
1 transcript (165 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/495 Graphic Images
11 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (DVCam) (192 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 245.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 245.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 245.MV.003
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