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.
A black-and-white photograph of a boy standing in front of a coat rack. He is smiling broadly, his arms outstretched, with a coat draped over his right arm and shoulder. The coat rack is almost completely full with various types and styles of coats. The room has posters on the walls and a pile of dirt in the back corner, behind the boy and the coat rack.