The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.54.1a, 2011.174.54.1b, 2011.174.54.1c, 2011.174.54.1d, 2011.174.54.1e, 2011.174.54.1f, and 2011.174.54.1g.
Dorie Ladner and Joyce Ladner, Ph. D. discuss organizing for the March on Washington with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Dorie Ladner recalls her work with SNCC in Natchez, Mississippi, and the murder and trial of Medgar Evers. They both remember growing up in Palmers Crossing, Mississippi, their family history, joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth chapter led by Clyde Kennard, and the impact that Emmett Till's murder had on their generation. Dorie Ladner also recalls attending Tougaloo College, staying at the Freedom House in Jackson, Mississippi, and organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.60.1a, 2011.174.60.1b, 2011.174.60.1c, 2011.174.60.1d, 2011.174.60.1e, 2011.174.60.1f, 2011.174.60.1g, and 2011.174.60.1h.
Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked to leave his high school for making comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about unequal schools for blacks, and remembers his participation in a 1961 Freedom Ride, his travel to Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa, and his work at Third Baptist Church on various social causes.