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Lonnie C. King Oral History Interview

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Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
Lonnie C. King, American, born 1936  Search this
Interviewed by:
Dr. Emilye Crosby Ph. D., American  Search this
Subject of:
Ebenezer Baptist Church, American, founded 1886  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867  Search this
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s  Search this
Rev. Martin Luther King Sr, American, 1899 - 1984  Search this
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, American, 1894 - 1984  Search this
Rufus Early Clement, American, 1900 - 1967  Search this
Atlanta Student Movement, American, founded 1960  Search this
Duration: 2 hr., 33 min., 48 sec.
Total: 242.2 GB
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
May 29, 2013
The oral history consists of eleven digital files: 2011.174.90.1a, 2011.174.90.1b, 2011.174.90.1c, 2011.174.90.1d, 2011.174.90.1e, 2011.174.90.1f, 2011.174.90.1g, 2011.174.90.1h, 2011.174.90.1i, 2011.174.90.1j, 2011.174.90.1k.
Lonnie C. King shares his memories of growing up in Atlanta, where he attended Ebenezer Baptist Church and was close with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s family. He recalls his stint in the U.S. Navy, his years as a student at Morehouse College, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Atlanta in the 1960s. He also remembers his relationships with older African American leaders in Atlanta, including Martin Luther King, Sr., the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Mays, and Rufus Clement, and the various boycotts and protests staged by the Atlanta Student Movement while he was its director.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0090
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Military  Search this
Religion  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
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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
Media Arts-Film and Video
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture