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John Elliott Churchville, J.D. Oral History Interview

Catalog Data

Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
John Elliott Churchville J.D., American, born 1941  Search this
Interviewed by:
Joseph Mosnier Ph. D.  Search this
Subject of:
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s  Search this
N.S.M Freedom Library, American  Search this
Black People's Unity Movement (BPUM), American, founded 1966  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 02:32:47
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New York, United States, North and Central America
Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 15, 2011
Description:
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.33.1a, 2011.174.33.1b, 2011.174.33.1c, 2011.174.33.1d, 2011.174.33.1e, 2011.174.33.1f, and 2011.174.33.1g.
John Churchville, J.D. recalls growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his mother's career as a music teacher, moving to New York, and converting to Islam. He remembers joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), registering voters in Americus, Georgia, and in Mississippi. He discusses moving back to Philadelphia, converting to Christianity, and founding the Freedom Library and Black People's Unity Movement. He is senior pastor of the Liberation Fellowship Church of Jesus.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0033
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social reform  Search this
United States--History--1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number:
2011.174.33.1a-g
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Civil Rights History Project
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ff1d8bf4-7ecf-40d3-82ba-8cf8ee3fa40d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.33.1a-g