Long-playing record and album cover featuring an illustration in black, white, yellow, and purple on the front cover. The illustration is of a group of marchers holding signs similar to those at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. At the top of the front cover is text in black and purple [The African Methodist Episcopal Church A CIVIL RIGHTS Documentary]. Below the line of text are two (2) columns in the upper half, above the illustration. Left column [PIONEERS/IN PROTEST/Added Commentaries by ROY WILKINS,/Executive Secretary, NAACP/A. PHILLIP RANDOLPH Pres. Brotherhood of Sleeping/Car Porters, Dean of Civil/Rights Activists./DAISEY BATES/Little Rock, Arkansas School/Protest Leader.]. Right column [presents Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR./Excerpts from his appearance at the 37th/GENERAL CONFERENCE, Cincinnati,/Ohio, May 1963./"APOSTLE OF FREEDOM" - The/RICHARD ALLEN Story. A Dramatic/Narration of Our Bethel's Beginning.]. The record feature a blue label on the front and back with white text throughout with the album name and tracks. Side One [THE/AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH/PIONEERS IN PROTEST/A CIVIL RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY/LONG PLAY AME 1A/SIDE 1/with/DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. - FREDERICK O'NEAL/Produced for the/RICHARD ALLEN FOUNDATION INC./(a non-profit Corporation)/by/JOHN D. SILVERA]. Side Two [THE/AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH/PIONEERS IN PROTEST/A CIVIL RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY/LONG PLAY AME 1B/SIDE 2/with/DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. - FREDERICK O'NEAL/Produced for the/RICHARD ALLEN FOUNDATION INC./(a non-profit Corporation)/by/JOHN D. SILVERA].
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.85.1a, 2011.174.85.1b, 2011.174.85.1c, 2011.174.85.1d, 2011.174.85.1e, 2011.174.85.1f, and 2011.174.85.1g.
The Reverend Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, and attending Morehouse College, where he got to know fellow freshman Martin Luther King, Jr. After service in the Army Flight Corps during World War II and finishing his college education, McKinney became a minister at a church in Seattle, Washington, where he contributed to the creation of the Liberty Bank. He discusses his role in founding the Central Area Civil Rights Committee in Seattle.