Esther M.A. Terry, Ph. D. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Terry, Esther M. A. Ph. D., American, born 1939
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Bennett College, American, founded 1873
F. W. Woolworth Company, American, 1879 - 1997
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, American, founded 1890
Player, Willa Beatrice, American, 1909 - 2003
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, American, founded 1789
University of Massachusets Amherst, American, founded 1863
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:16:28
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Wise, Warren County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 6, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of ten digital files: 2011.174.28.1a, 2011.174.28.1b, 2011.174.28.1c, 2011.174.28.1d, 2011.174.28.1e, 2011.174.28.1f, 2011.174.28.1g, 2011.174.28.1h, 2011.174.28.1i, 2011.174.28.1j.
Esther M. A. Terry Ph.D. remembers growing up in Wise, North Carolina, and attending Bennett College. She recalls planning the Greensboro Woolworth's sit-in with students from the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina (later North Carolina A &T University), being arrested for her participation, and the support of the Bennett College President, Dr. Willa Player. She also discusses attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her master's degree, and founding the African American Studies program at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst campus), where she earned her Ph.D. and taught for many years.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0028
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Resistance
Social reform
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
2011.174.28.1a-j
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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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