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Series III: Interviews (continued)
Dorothy Height oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 1997-2001 (continued)
Graphic Images (continued)
3 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
Moving Images
11 videocassettes of 11 (Betacam SP) (330 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
2 videocassettes of 2 (VHS) (240 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. edited master
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Oliver Hill oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2003-05-22
AFC 2004/007: 053
Oliver W. Hill was a civil rights lawyer in Virginia who helped overturn the "separate but equal" doctrine.
The interview includes Oliver W. Hill's memories of growing up in Roanoke, Virginia, attending Howard University Law School and starting his law practice. He discusses several civil rights cases he argued with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund related to equal pay for teachers, school busing and school segregation. He also discusses the Massive Resistance movement against school integration in Virginia.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655465
BOX-FOLDER 7/71 Manuscripts
1 transcript (44 pages)
Moving Images
5 videocassettes of 5 (Betacam SP) (150 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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Geoffrey Holder oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2001-11-18
AFC 2004/007: 054
Geoffrey Holder was a dancer, actor, director, choreographer and artist.
The interview includes Geoffrey Holder's memories of growing up in Trinidad and learning art, music and dance. He recalls joining his brother Boscoe's dance company in Puerto Rico and moving to New York where he became a dancer for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and met his wife, dancer Carmen De Lavallade. He also discusses directing "The Wiz" on Broadway and working with Josephine Baker.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655506
BOX-FOLDER 7/72 Manuscripts
1 transcript (44 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 27/374 Graphic Images
36 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (Betacam SP) (90 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (186 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. edited master
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Benjamin Hooks oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2003-08-22
AFC 2004/007: 055
Benjamin Hooks was a minister and judge in Tennessee. He was also the first African American FCC Commissioner and executive director of the NAACP, 1977-1992.
The interview includes Benjamin Hooks' memories of growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, and attending LeMoyne College and DePaul University Law School. He discusses serving in the segregated army during World War II, starting his law practice and becoming a judge. He recalls his work as executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He also discusses his opinions on segregation and events of the civil rights movement.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655466
BOX-FOLDER 8/73 Manuscripts
1 transcript (62 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 27/375 Graphic Images
2 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
1 photograph : digital, tiff file, color.
Moving Images
5 videocassettes of 5 (Betacam SP) (150 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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Cissy Houston oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2006-12-14
AFC 2004/007: 056
Cissy Houston was a gospel singer performing with the Drinkard Singers and the Sweet Inspirations.
The interview includes Cissy Houston's memories of growing up in Newark, New Jersey and singing with her sisters and at church. She recalls working at an RCA factory, forming the Drinkard Singers and becoming a background singer with her cousin Dionne Warwick. She discusses her two marriages, her children and singing with the Sweet Inspirations. She also discusses performing with her daughter, Whitney Houston.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655538
BOX-FOLDER 8/74 Manuscripts
1 transcript (39 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 27/376 Graphic Images
44 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCAM) (128 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
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K. Leroy Irvis oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2005-09-27
AFC 2004/007: 057
K. Leroy Irvis was the Speaker of the House for the Pennsylvania State Legislature.
The interview includes K. Leroy Irvis' memories of growing up in Albany, New York, working for the Urban League and teaching in Baltimore, Maryland, where he experienced segregation for the first time. He recalls his relationship with a white girlfriend and joining the army to train women working in airplane factories. He discusses working in a steel mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attending law school and his election to the Pennsylvania State Legislature.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655526
BOX-FOLDER 8/75 Manuscripts
1 transcript (59 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 27/377 Graphic Images
1 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
4 videocassettes of 4 (DVCAM) (256 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
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Ella Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2006-11-03
AFC 2004/007: 058
Ella Jenkins was a folk singer who performed children's songs.
The interview includes Ella Jenkins' memories of growing up in Chicago, Illinois, visiting relatives in the South and learning to play music from different cultures. She recalls attending San Francisco State College, working as a program director for the YWCA and performing music for children. She discusses the discrimination in hotels and restaurants while on tour, making her first record and receiving many awards and honors for her music.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655259
BOX-FOLDER 8/76 Manuscripts
1 transcript (69 pages)
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13 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
5 videocassettes of 5 (Betacam SP) (150 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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John H. Johnson oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2002-09-18
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John H. Johnson was the founder of Negro Digest, Ebony, and Jet and the first African American to be on the Forbes 400 list.
The interview includes John H. Johnson's memories of growing up in Arkansas and Chicago, Illinois, attending the University of Chicago and his early career in life insurance. He recalls starting the Negro Digest, convincing Eleanor Roosevelt to contribute an article and recruiting African American journalists. He discusses founding Ebony Magazine to showcase African American photography, the Ebony Fashion Fair and Fashion Fair Cosmetics.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655491
BOX-FOLDER 8/77-78 Manuscripts
1 transcript (63 pages)
1 bound transcript (104 pages) with CD insert
BOX-FOLDER 27/379 Graphic Images
1 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
20 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
Moving Images
4 videocassettes of 4 (Betacam SP) (120 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
1 videocassette of 1 (DVCAM) (184 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. edited master
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