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Series III: Interviews (continued)
James Comer oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2007-06-27 (continued)
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
Earl Barthé oral history interview conducted by Dale Mason Cochran, 2008-08-22
AFC 2004/007: 246
Earl Barthé was a plasterer, plasterwork historian and labor union leader.
The interview includes Earl Barthé's memories of growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, his family's plaster business and his Uncle Peter's success at integrating the Plasterer's Union. He recalls his work on many historic buildings, churches and houses in New Orleans, including the Superdome, Luling Mansion and Xavier University. He discusses his involvement in the labor movement, local politics and the civil rights movement and his exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655166
BOX-FOLDER 20/265 Manuscripts
1 transcript (126 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/496 Graphic Images
38 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCam) (128 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 246.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 246.MV.002
Simeon Booker oral history interview conducted by Cheryl S. Clarke, 2009-10-29
AFC 2004/007: 247
Simeon Booker was a journalist and the first African American employee of the Washington Post.
Simeon Booker was interviewed by Cheryl S. Clarke on October 29, 2009 for the National Visionary Leadership Project in Washington, D.C.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655237
BOX-FOLDER 31/497 Graphic Images
64 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCam) (128 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 247.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 247.MV.002
Leo Branton interview conducted by Dale Mason Cochran, 2008-07-29
AFC 2004/007: 248
Leo Branton was a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer.
The interview includes Leo Branton's memories of growing up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, attending Tennessee State University and serving in the army during World War II. He recalls attending law school at Northwestern University, moving to Los Angeles, California and staring his own criminal defense law practice. He discusses his Hollywood clients and his well known cases defending the Black Panthers and Angela Davis.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655167
BOX-FOLDER 20/267 Manuscripts
1 transcript (173 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 32/498 Graphic Images
65 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
10 videocassettes of 10 (Betacam SP) (300 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 248.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 248.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 248.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 248.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 248.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 248.MV.006
AFC 2004/007: 248.MV.007
AFC 2004/007: 248.MV.008
AFC 2004/007: 248.MV.009
AFC 2004/007: 248.MV.010
Mary T. Christian oral history interview conducted by Courtney Ward, 2007-10-19
AFC 2004/007: 249
Mary Christian was a teacher, professor of education at Hampton University and Delegate of the Virginia House.
The interview includes Mary Christian's memories of growing up in Hampton, Virginia, teaching at Hampton public schools and encouraging her students' involvement in the civil rights movement. She recalls the desegregation of public schools, serving on the school board and earning her Ph. D. She discusses her career teaching at Hampton University, her involvement in local politics and her election to the Virginia House of Delegates.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655171
BOX-FOLDER 21/268 Manuscripts
1 transcript (120 pages)
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (MiniDV) (180 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
1 videocassette of 1 (DVCam) (184 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 249.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 249.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 249.MV.003
Moses Cobb oral history interview conducted by Mary Brooks, 2007-12-01
AFC 2004/007: 250
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