The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.23.1a, 2011.174.23.1b, 2011.174.23.1c, and 2011.174.23.1d.
The Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery recalls his position as pastor at the Warren Street Church in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1950s. He remembers joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the differences in race relations between Mobile and other southern cities, and helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He reflects on the effectiveness of nonviolence, the libel suit against him, sit-ins across the country, and the Selma to Montgomery March.
A color photograph of Alabama rapper The Last Mr. Bigg.
Bigg is pictured seated, wearing a green Chicago White Sox jacket and hat, and smoking.
He has a white gauze bandage over his proper right eye, with black sunglasses on top. The green baseball cap reads [SOX] diagonally in white. He is wearing a white ribbed shirt under the green jacket. There is a red "C" on the left side of the jacket, outlined in white and then yellow. The word [SOX] is on top of the "C" in white with a yellow outline. He has a goatee and long fingernails. He is holding a cigarette in his mouth with his right hand. His left hand is making a fist and is on top of a newspaper on his lap. He is sitting in a white chair and there is some house siding and a window visible behind him.
There is an inscription on the verso, handwritten by Bill Adler, identifying the subject, location, date and photographer.