The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.81.1a, 2011.174.81.1b, 2011.174.81.1c, 2011.174.81.1d, and 2011.174.81.1e.
Cleveland Sellers, Ed. D. shares memories of growing up in Denmark, South Carolina, especially the influence of Voorhees College in the community. He organized a Youth Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Denmark, and he describes the group's activities. He discusses his first impressions of Howard University, where he joined the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG). He shares memories of the March on Washington and the role of students in organizing it, his involvement in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and his role in the Mississippi Freedom Project. He also describes the goals of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the tensions that developed within SNCC in the late 1960s.
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.