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Civil rights movements

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Alberta Bryant interview, 2016-12-01

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2016_002.wav
Scope and Contents In this oral history interview, Ms. Alberta Bryant, a long time D.C. resident, discusses her experiences growing up in New York City, visiting Charleston, South Carolina, throughout her youth, and moving to Washington, D.C., in 1953, after marrying her husband. The interview later turns into a discussion of contemporary issues of race and class that shifts into a conversation about the political situation at the time of the interview. This section touches upon issues such as misinformation,...
Dates: 2016-12-01

Ardie Myers interview, 2021-12-08

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2021_001.wav

In this interview, Ms. Ardie Myers, a long-time D.C. resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Memphis, Tennessee, to New York City, and later, to Washington, D.C. Ms. Myers discusses her family life and educational experiences in Memphis as well as segregation and civil rights activism during her upbringing. She also talks about moving to New York City in the late 1960s and her move to Washington, D.C., in 1971.

Dates: 2021-12-08

Lucy G. Barber Research Collection

Identifier: 147
Scope and Contents

The Lucy G. Barber Collection is comprised of research files for Barber's book, Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition. Research topics include Jacob Coxey's army, the civil rights movement, the Million Man March, Veterans Against the Vietnam War, women’s suffrage, among others.

Dates: 1878-2011

Black Studies LP Records

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2023.018

Charles Tracey interview, 2021-12-05

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2021_007.wav
Abstract In this interview, Mr. Charles Tracey, a long-time D.C. resident, discusses his life and experiences moving from Wilmington, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C.. Mr. Tracey discusses his family history and early life in Wilmington, including experiences with racism and segregation during his upbringing. He also talks about his family’s decision to move to Washington, how they secured housing in the city, and their transition to life in D.C.. He concludes the interview with a discussion of...
Dates: 2021-12-05

CNN 1968 Riot Interviews

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: 2003-009
Dates: Majority of material found in Unknown

Dr. Frank Smith, Jr. interview, 2022-12-28

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2022_008.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Dr. Frank Smith, Jr. discusses his life and experiences moving from Newnan, Georgia, to Washington, DC, in 1968. Dr. Smith talks about his early life in Newnan, his time at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, first in Atlanta and later in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Dr. Smith also talks about how he met his wife and their move to Washington, DC, in 1968. Turning to life in Washington, Dr. Smith talks about his work...
Dates: Other: 2022-12-28

Martin Luther King Holiday Commission Collection

Identifier: 017
Scope and Contents This collection consists of memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, press releases, statements, newsletters, clippings, conference packets, and correspondence which document efforts to establish a Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday The collection also includes the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) national magazine; SCLC convention materials; items from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia; flyers; publications; and other...
Dates: 1968-1990

Mary Staton interview, 2022-11-28

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2022_003.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Ms. Mary Staton, a longtime D.C. area resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to the Washington, D.C. area. She recounts her upbringing in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and how her family’s emphasis on the importance of education coexisted with the responsibilities of growing tobacco, corn, cotton, and more on their farm. She discusses her experiences with segregation and her involvement protesting in the Civil...
Dates: 2022-11-28

Muriel Tillinghast interview, 2021-12-13

Identifier: dcpl_220_007.mp4
Abstract In this interview, Muriel discusses her childhood and her years as a young woman. Muriel discusses her experiences navigating her K-12 schools. Most notably, Muriel discusses her experience of racism and racial integration at Roosevelt High School. Muriel draws from her experiences and the observations she made of her classmates. Muriel discusses her higher education experiences at Howard University. During this time and after graduating from Roosevelt, Muriel was able to travel for social...
Dates: Other: 2021-12-13