The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.6.1a, 2011.174.6.1b, 2011.174.6.1c, and 2011.174.6.1d.
C. T. Vivian recalls growing up in Macomb, Illinois, working in Peoria, Illinois, and his call to the ministry. He discusses attending the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, where he met other civil rights activists and participated in demonstrations. He remembers planning the Freedom Rides, his imprisonment at Mississippi State Penitentiary (Parchman Farm), the Children's Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama, and working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
A stereograph titled "Bob and His Fiddle" printed and photographed by O. Pierre Havens of Savannah, Georgia. The albumen prints depict a boy identified in the image title as Bob holding a homemade fiddle while seated outside a small log building. He wears a white shirt, dark vest, dark pants, and no shoes. His hat is lying on the ground by his left foot. He looks down at the fiddle held in his left hand and propped on his left shoulder, while holding a bow made from string and a bent stick in his right hand over the strings of the fiddle. The title is blurred and printed in the bottom left corner on the right facing print. The prints are mounted on card stock that is orange on the front and light pink on the reverse. Black text printed on the reverse lists the photographer's name and address.
A stereograph titled "An Hour's Hunting" printed and photographed by O. Pierre Havens of Savannah, Georgia. The albumen prints depict an unidentified woman and an unidentified girl seated on the open doorstep of a log building. The girl's head rests in the woman's lap. The woman looks down at the child with her hands in the child's hair. The prints are mounted on card stock that is orange on the front and light pink on the reverse. Black text printed on the reverse lists the photographer's name and address. A paper label is adhered upside down on the bottom reverse with black printed text reading: "56. An Hour's Hunting."
A stereograph titled "Plantation Scene; Folks All Home" printed by J. N. Wilson of Savannah, Georgia. The albumen prints depicts six (6) unidentified children in the yard outside a log building with a brick chimney. A girl stands near the center with her hands inside a wooden washtub on a stand. A boy stands to her right with his back at the corner of the building and holding a large full basket on his head. Two younger children sit on a bench outside the building in the background. Two toddlers sit on the left side of the frame, one on the wheel of a small wooden cart and another on the ground next to a box or bin. The prints are mounted on tan card stock. Black text printed on the reverse lists the photographer's name and address. A paper label is adhered below the printed text that reads "68. Plantation Scene; Folks all Home."