Cynthia Baker Anderson and Fletcher Anderson Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Baker Anderson, Cynthia, American
Anderson, Fletcher, American, born 1938
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Ku Klux Klan, 3rd, American, founded 1946
Deacons for Defense and Justice, American, founded 1964
Crown Zellerbach Corporation, American, founded 1928
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:22:09
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 27, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.16.1a, 2011.174.16.1b, 2011.174.16.1c, and 2011.174.16.1d.
Cynthia and Fletcher Anderson remember the segregation and job discrimination they faced in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their decision to join the civil rights movement. Fletcher recalls working many different jobs at the Crown Zellerbach paper mill, the harassment of the police and Ku Klux Klan, and joining the Deacons of Defense and Justice. They discuss their job discrimination lawsuits, their friends involved in the civil rights movement, and the current state of race relations in Bogalusa.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0016
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Labor
Law
Race relations
Segregation
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
2011.174.16.1a-d
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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