Marilyn Luper Hildreth Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Hildreth, Marilyn, American, born 1947
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Luper, Clara, American, 1923 - 2011
Created by
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 00:33:16
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 24, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of three digital files: 2011.174.12.1a, 2011.174.12.1b, and 2011.174.12.1c.
Marilyn Hildreth describes growing up in segregated Oklahoma and the leadership of her mother, Clara Luper, in the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group. She recalls participating in a drug store sit-in as a child, and the success the group had with several restaurants in Oklahoma City. She remembers her mother's leadership in the African American community in Oklahoma, and her involvement in the 1968 sanitation workers' strike.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0012
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Children
Civil rights
Labor
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
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
2011.174.12.1abc
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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