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William Saunders Oral History Interview

Catalog Data

Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
William Saunders, American, born 1935  Search this
Interviewed by:
Kieran Walsh Taylor  Search this
Subject of:
Esau Jenkins, American, 1910 - 1972  Search this
Highlander Folk School, American  Search this
Charleston Hospital Workers Movement, American, 1968 - 1969  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 1 hr., 43 min.
Total: 133.04 GB
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Charleston, Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 9, 2011
Description:
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.27.1a, 2011.174.27.1b, 2011.174.27.1c, and 2011.174.27.1d.
William Saunders remembers his childhood on Johns Island, South Carolina, and working with Esau Jenkins, a local civil rights leader. He recalls serving in the army during the Korean War, attending the Highlander Folk School, and working at a mattress factory. He also discusses founding the Lowcountry Newsletter, helping the workers in the Charleston Hospital Strike of 1969, and running unsuccessfully for the state senate.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0027
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics  Search this
Social reform  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:
2011.174.27.1a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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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/fd59da103e0-e32a-4bd1-8355-ae9062944c9d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.27.1a-d