Charles F. McDew Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
McDew, Charles F., American, born 1938
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Date
June 4, 2011
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:21:53
Description
The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.21.1a, 2011.174.21.1b, 2011.174.21.1c, 2011.174.21.1d, and 2011.174.21.1e.
Charles McDew recalls growing up in Massillon, Ohio, his family's involvement in the steel mill unions and attending South Carolina State University. He remembers being arrested three times in two days for not obeying segregation laws in South Carolina, founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and registering voters in Mississippi.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0021
Place collected
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Topic
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Labor
Law
Politics (Practical)
Segregation
Social reform
Suffrage
U.S. 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
2011.174.21.1a-e
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51bb04874-8b8f-4ce6-84ef-06a6bfed18bf