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Guide to the Center for Documentary Studies, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Critical Oral Histories Conference Interviews, July 9 and 11, 2016

Summary

Four digital video recordings, one digital transcript, and 234 digital photographs documenting two days -- July 9 and 11, 2016 -- of critical oral history sessions with Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee veterans, hosted by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11446
Title
Center for Documentary Studies, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Critical Oral Histories Conference Interviews
Date
July 9 and 11, 2016
Creator
Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies
Extent
260 Files, MP4 video, PDF text, JPEG images, MP3 audio, 75 Gigabytes
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Four digital video files, one digital transcript, and 234 digital photographs created over two days, July 9 and July 11, 2016, documenting the Critical Oral Histories Conference, "The Emergence of Black Power, 1964-1967." The event was produced by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the SNCC Legacy Project. Participants in the conference included Charlie Cobb, Courtland Cox, Gloria House, Phil Hutchings, Jen Lawson, Charles McLaurin, Cleve Sellers, Shirley Sherrod, Karen Spellman, Judy Richardson, Maria Varela, Geri Augusto, Emilye Crosby, Worth Long, Hasan Jeffries, Betty Mae Fikes, Bertha O'Neal, John O'Neal, Michael Simmons, and Zoharah Simmons. In 2013, the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University formed the SNCC Digital Gateway in order to chronicle the historic struggles for voting rights and to develop ongoing programs that contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of SNCC efforts in the broader Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s. The Critical Oral Histories (COH) Conference was an extension of the SNCC Legacy Project, and placed SNCC veterans in conversation with scholars using primary source materials from the 1964-1967 period to discuss the emergence of "Black Power" as an ideological concept as well as political and economic framework.

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Arrangement

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[Identification of item], Center for Documentary Studies, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Critical Oral Histories Conference Interviews, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Video: Day one, part one, July 9, 2016
COH Day 1 part 1.mp4
(01:41:22)
Digital-materials RL11446-SET-01
Video: Day one, part two, July 9, 2016
COH Day 1 part 2.mp4
(04:04:56)
Digital-materials RL11446-SET-01
Video: Day two, part one, July 11, 2016
COH Day 2 part 1.mp4
(02:02:19)
Digital-materials RL11446-SET-01
Video: Day two, part two, July 11, 2016
COH Day 2 part 2.mp4
(03:59:41)
Digital-materials RL11446-SET-01
Transcript: Day one and two, July 9 and 11, 2016
Critical Oral Histories Transcript.pdf
Digital-materials RL11446-SET-01
Edited video clips, July 9-11, 2016

Short clips from videos, including Phil Hutchings on civil rights to freedom movement; Charles McLauren intro; Courtland on Us Colored People; Charlie Cobb and Gloria House on the culture of SNCC; Charlie Cobb on the Black Panther; Michael Simmons on Sexism; Charles McLauren on overcoming fear; Charlie Cobb on the impact of black power in the north; Courland on the importance of the black power mindset; Courtland on block voting; Courtland on race and class; Courtland on violence; Gloria House on the development of black consciousness and independence; Karen Spellman on black power to self-determination; Karen Spellman on culture shift in D.C. '65; Karen Spellman on sexism; Maria Varela on the popularity of black power; Michael Simmons on challenges; Michael Simmons on organizing oppressed people; Shirley Sherrod on overcoming fear; Charlie Cobb on SNCC redefining itself through black power; Cleve Sellers on movement transition to SNCC; Jennifer Lawson on layers of change leading to black power; Jennifer Lawson on the black power mindset; Shirley Sherrod on recognition of SW Georgia; Zoharah Simmons on the periods of SNCC.

Digital-materials RL11446-SET-03
Photographs, July 8-10, 2016
Digital-materials RL11446-SET-02
Audio: Day one, July 9, 2016
AudioDay1ThroughLunch.mp3
Digital-materials RL11446-SET-04
AudioDay1AfterLunch.mp3
Digital-materials RL11446-SET-04
Audio: Day two, July 11, 2016
AudioDay2.mp3
Digital-materials RL11446-SET-04
 

Historical Note

In 2013, the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University formed the SNCC Digital Gateway in order to chronicle the historic struggles for voting rights and to develop ongoing programs that contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of SNCC efforts in the broader Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s. The Critical Oral Histories (COH) Conference was an extension of the SNCC Legacy Project, placing SNCC veterans in conversation with scholars using primary source materials from the 1964-1967 period, to discuss the emergence of "Black Power" as an ideological concept as well as political and economic framework.

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Provenance

The Center for Documentary Studies, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Critical Oral Histories Conference Interviews were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Craig Breaden, April, 2017.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0293.