The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.21.1a, 2011.174.21.1b, 2011.174.21.1c, 2011.174.21.1d, and 2011.174.21.1e.
Charles McDew recalls growing up in Massillon, Ohio, his family's involvement in the steel mill unions and attending South Carolina State University. He remembers being arrested three times in two days for not obeying segregation laws in South Carolina, founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and registering voters in Mississippi.
A black and white photograph of (from left to the right): Charles McDew, Lorraine Hansberry, Nina Simone, Theodore Bikel, and James Forman during a rally for Freedom Riders in New York City. Paper attached to the back of the image has several inscriptions identifying the photograph.