A black-and-white photograph of Gloria Richardson and other African American protesters in the street being confronted by National Guard Troops. The troop in the foreground is pointing an army rifle with a bayonet at them.
The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.35.1a, 2011.174.35.1b, 2011.174.35.1c, 2011.174.35.1d, and 2011.174.35.1e.
Gloria Richardson recalls growing up in Cambridge, Maryland, attending Howard University, and joining Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with her daughter, Donna, after returning to Cambridge and running her father's drug store. She recalls traveling to the South with her family to assist SNCC with voter registration, organizing the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee, assisting E. Franklin Frazier with research on African Americans, and marching in a protest where the police used cyanogen gas. She also discusses attending the March on Washington, her involvement with the Nation of Islam, and meeting Malcolm X.