The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.26.1a, 2011.174.26.1b, 2011.174.26.1c, 2011.174.26.1d, and 2011.174.26.1e.
Cecil J. Williams remembers his childhood in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and starting his career as a photographer for several African American publications in his teens. He remembers photographing President Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, and other civil rights leaders. He also discusses the Briggs v. Elliot school desegregation case, and his photographs of the Orangeburg Massacre.
The oral history consists of 2016.129.16.1a and 2016.129.16.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
Simone Durrah Logan was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. Ms. Logan donated her family’s collection of historic photographs that document their family history back to the 19th Century to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In this oral history interview, Simone Durrah Logan talks about the fascinating family history behind the large collection of photographs she inherited from her father. This history includes migration from Alabama to Yankton, South Dakota. She also discusses her passion for Black history and genealogy which lead her to donate the photographs to the museum.
Unedited File: Unedited digital file of oral history interview. This file is necessary in case we need to refer to the original recording for any reason and/or want to use a portion of the file that has been edited out.
Edited File: Videographer has minimized or eliminated interruptions, false starts and any unnecessary sounds. An agreed upon slate has also been added with title, date, and logo. Separate files of the same interview have been concatenated. This is the copy that will be made available to the public and/or researchers and uploaded to the website.