The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.21.1a, 2011.174.21.1b, 2011.174.21.1c, 2011.174.21.1d, and 2011.174.21.1e.
Charles McDew recalls growing up in Massillon, Ohio, his family's involvement in the steel mill unions and attending South Carolina State University. He remembers being arrested three times in two days for not obeying segregation laws in South Carolina, founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and registering voters in Mississippi.
The oral history consists of ten digital files: 2011.174.42.1a, 2011.174.42.1b, 2011.174.42.1c, 2011.174.42.1d, 2011.174.42.1e, 2011.174.42.1f, 2011.174.42.1g, 2011.174.42.1h, 2011.174.42.1i, and 2011.174.42.1j.
Phil Hutchings recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, his parents' involvement in many civic organizations, and attending Howard University. He remembers joining the Nonviolent Action Group (a precursor to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), protesting at the White Rice Inn in Maryland, and working with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. He discusses moving to Newark, New Jersey, to work for SNCC, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the Newark Community Union Project. He also recalls organizing District of Columbia residents for the March on Washington and witnessing the Newark riots in 1967.