Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Bennett, Geraldine Crawford, American
Breaux, Toni, American
Jenkins, Willie Elliot, American
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Deacons for Defense and Justice, American, founded 1964
Expose Jenkins, Gayle E., American, died 2002
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:22:05
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 28, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.18.1a, 2011.174.18.1b, 2011.174.18.1c, 2011.174.18.1d, 2011.174.18.1e, 2011.174.18.1f, 2011.174.18.1g, and 2011.174.18.1h.
Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins remember their mother and sister Gayle Jenkins, a leader of the civil rights movement in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They discuss their family history, how the family became involved in the movement, and Willie Jenkins' court case to integrate the public schools. They recall being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, marching in local rallies, and memories of their late brother Don, who was also involved in the movement.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0018
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Justice
Law
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
2011.174.18.1a-h
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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