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The Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery Oral History Interview

Catalog Data

Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery, American, 1921 - 2020  Search this
Interviewed by:
Joseph Mosnier Ph. D.  Search this
Subject of:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 1 hr., 2 min., 49 sec.
Total: 102.8 GB
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Mobile, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 6, 2011
Description:
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.23.1a, 2011.174.23.1b, 2011.174.23.1c, and 2011.174.23.1d.
The Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery recalls his position as pastor at the Warren Street Church in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1950s. He remembers joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the differences in race relations between Mobile and other southern cities, and helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He reflects on the effectiveness of nonviolence, the libel suit against him, sit-ins across the country, and the Selma to Montgomery March.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0023
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1953-1961  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:
2011.174.23.1a-d
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
Selma to Montgomery Marches
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54110b52f-b084-4fcf-bb7c-ea0635e6e60a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.23.1a-d