Annie Pearl Avery Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Avery, Anne Pearl, American, born 1943
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Albany Movement, American, 1961 - 1962
Moore, William Lewis, American, 1927 - 1963
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:31:05
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 31, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.19.1a, 2011.174.19.1b, 2011.174.19.1c, 2011.174.19.1d, 2011.174.19.1e, 2011.174.19.1f, and 2011.174.19.1g.
Annie Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter registration drives in many locations across the South.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0019
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Law
Politics (Practical)
Social reform
Suffrage
United States--History--1953-1961
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
2011.174.19.1a-g
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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