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Gwendolyn M. Patton Oral History Interview

Catalog Data

Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
Gwendolyn M. Patton, American, born 1943  Search this
Interviewed by:
Joseph Mosnier Ph. D.  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Institute, American, founded 1881  Search this
Freedom Riders, American, founded 1961  Search this
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, American, founded 1877  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 01:51:26
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Lowndes County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1, 2011
Description:
The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.20.1a, 2011.174.20.1b, 2011.174.20.1c, 2011.174.20.1d, 2011.174.20.1e, 2011.174.20.1f, 2011.174.20.1g, and 2011.174.20.1h.
Gwendolyn Patton discusses attending the Tuskegee Institute, where she became involved in many civil rights organizations and was elected student body president. She recalls hosting the Freedom Riders in 1961, and spending a year in a segregated sanitarium when she had tuberculosis. She recounts organizing Tuskegee students for the Selma to Montgomery March, occupying the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and registering voters in Lowndes County.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0020
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Politics  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Suffrage  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:
2011.174.20.1a-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
Freedom Riders
Selma to Montgomery Marches
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b935803a-91d5-443e-b2c4-1c6ba93b5951
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.20.1a-h