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Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins Oral History Interview

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Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
Geraldine Crawford Bennett, American  Search this
Toni Breaux, American  Search this
Willie Elliot Jenkins, American  Search this
Interviewed by:
Joseph Mosnier Ph. D.  Search this
Subject of:
Deacons for Defense and Justice, American, founded 1964  Search this
Gayle E. Expose Jenkins, American, died 2002  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 01:22:05
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 28, 2011
Description:
The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.18.1a, 2011.174.18.1b, 2011.174.18.1c, 2011.174.18.1d, 2011.174.18.1e, 2011.174.18.1f, 2011.174.18.1g, and 2011.174.18.1h.
Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins remember their mother and sister Gayle Jenkins, a leader of the civil rights movement in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They discuss their family history, how the family became involved in the movement, and Willie Jenkins' court case to integrate the public schools. They recall being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, marching in local rallies, and memories of their late brother Don, who was also involved in the movement.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0018
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Justice  Search this
Law  Search this
Segregation  Search this
U.S. 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:
2011.174.18.1a-h
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
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5da65f024-962b-46f1-9d9b-e608fc57d25d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.18.1a-h