The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.19.1a, 2011.174.19.1b, 2011.174.19.1c, 2011.174.19.1d, 2011.174.19.1e, 2011.174.19.1f, and 2011.174.19.1g.
Annie Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter registration drives in many locations across the South.
The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.20.1a, 2011.174.20.1b, 2011.174.20.1c, 2011.174.20.1d, 2011.174.20.1e, 2011.174.20.1f, 2011.174.20.1g, and 2011.174.20.1h.
Gwendolyn Patton discusses attending the Tuskegee Institute, where she became involved in many civil rights organizations and was elected student body president. She recalls hosting the Freedom Riders in 1961, and spending a year in a segregated sanitarium when she had tuberculosis. She recounts organizing Tuskegee students for the Selma to Montgomery March, occupying the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and registering voters in Lowndes County.