Robert L. Carter Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Carter, Robert L., American, 1917 - 2012
Interviewed by
Dr. Sullivan, Patricia A., born 1950
Subject of
Lincoln University, American, founded 1866
Howard University School of Law, American, founded 1869
Columbia University, American, founded 1754
Anderson, Marian, American, 1897 - 1993
United States Army, American, founded 1775
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., American, founded 1940
Board of Education of Topeka, American
Brown, Oliver L., American, 1918 - 1961
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 03:05:50
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 22, 2010
Description
The oral history consists of three digital files 2011.174.1.1a, 2011.174.1.1b, 2011.174.1.1c. There is also a transcript of the interview 2011.174.1.2.
A digital oral history interview with Robert L. Carter that recalls growing up in Newark, New Jersey, and attending Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University. He discusses hearing Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memorial and his service in the segregated army during World War II. He recounts his career as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, including the Brown v. Board of Education case and other legal cases that ended segregation.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0001
178848.05 MB
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Justice
Law
United States--History--1953-1961
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.1.1abc
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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