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Series III: Interviews (continued)
John Conyers oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2007-08-20 (continued)
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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)
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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
Moses Cobb was a janitor and skycap for American Airlines.
The interview includes Moses Cobb's memories of growing up in Athens, Georgia, moving to Baltimore, Maryland and working as an airport janitor. He recalls his career as a skycap with American Airlines and serving in the army. He discusses his involvement at his church and offers advice for young African Americans.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655172
BOX-FOLDER 21/269 Manuscripts
1 transcript (19 pages)
Moving Images
1 videocassette of 1 (MiniDV) (60 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 250.MV.001
Vernon Coffey oral history interview conducted by Tiffany Tucker, 2007
AFC 2004/007: 251
Vernon Coffey was a Lieutenant Colonel in the army and a corporate executive.
The interview includes Vernon Coffey's memories of growing up in Kansas City, Kansas, working as a train waiter and joining in the army. He recalls attending Officer Candidate School, serving in the Korean War, and becoming a paratrooper. He discusses the Vietnam War, serving as an army aid to the President, and his work as a corporate executive for General Mills and several other companies.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655173
BOX-FOLDER 21/270 Manuscripts
1 transcript (65 pages)
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (MiniDV) (120 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 251.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 251.MV.002
Maria Cole oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2009-02-05
AFC 2004/007: 252
Maria Cole was a jazz singer and the wife of Nat King Cole.
The interview includes Maria Cole's memories of growing up in Massachusetts and attending the Palmer Memorial Institute founded by her aunt, Charlotte Hawkins Brown. She recalls singing as a child and starting her career as a jazz vocalist as a teenager performing with Duke Ellington. She discusses meeting Nat King Cole, their marriage and facing discrimination in housing, the entertainment world and public accommodations.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655174
BOX-FOLDER 21/271 Manuscripts
1 transcript (129 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 32/499 Graphic Images
5 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
1 videocassette of 1 (DVCam) (124 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 252.MV.001
Calvin Coleman oral history interview conducted by Steven M. Page, 2007-09-29
AFC 2004/007: 253
Calvin Coleman was a mechanic, bus driver and trainer for Capital Transit in Washington, D.C.
The interview includes Calvin Coleman's memories of growing up in Spotsylvania, Virginia and serving in the army during World War II in Italy. He recalls moving to Washington, D.C. and his career as a mechanic, bus driver and trainer for the Capital Transit Company. He discusses the 1968 riots, becoming a deacon at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church and raising his family.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655175
BOX-FOLDER 21/272 Manuscripts
1 transcript (39 pages)
Moving Images
1 videocassette of 1 (MiniDV) (60 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 253.MV.001
Herbert Daughtry oral history interview conducted by Christopher Smith, 2007-10-09
AFC 2004/007: 254
Herbert Daughtry was a civil rights activist and minister with the House of the Lord denomination.
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