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Cleveland Sellers, Ed. D. Oral History Interview

Catalog Data

Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
Cleveland Sellers Ed. D., American, born 1944  Search this
Interviewed by:
John Dittmer Ph. D., American, born 1939  Search this
Subject of:
Vorhees College, American, founded 1897  Search this
NAACP Youth Council, American, founded 1936  Search this
Howard University, American, founded 1867  Search this
Howard University Nonviolent Action Group, American, founded 1960s  Search this
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963  Search this
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s  Search this
Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, American, founded 1964  Search this
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, American, founded 1964  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 1 hr., 48 min.
Total: 170.08 GB
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Denmark, Bamberg County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 21, 2013
Description:
The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.81.1a, 2011.174.81.1b, 2011.174.81.1c, 2011.174.81.1d, and 2011.174.81.1e.
Cleveland Sellers, Ed. D. shares memories of growing up in Denmark, South Carolina, especially the influence of Voorhees College in the community. He organized a Youth Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Denmark, and he describes the group's activities. He discusses his first impressions of Howard University, where he joined the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG). He shares memories of the March on Washington and the role of students in organizing it, his involvement in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and his role in the Mississippi Freedom Project. He also describes the goals of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the tensions that developed within SNCC in the late 1960s.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0081
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  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:
2011.174.81.1a-e
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
Mississippi Freedom Summer
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58c4e03ed-c708-49e0-81e8-e7fc331b9049
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.81.1a-e