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).
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.9.1a, 2011.174.9.1b, 2011.174.9.1c, and 2011.174.9.1d.
Jamila Jones recalls participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a child and forming a singing group at age 11, the Montgomery Gospel Trio, to raise money for the civil rights movement. She recalls helping the Freedom Riders, visiting the Highlander Folk Center, writing a new verse of the song "We Shall Overcome", and founding the Harambee Singers.