Evans Derrell Hopkins Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Hopkins, Evans Derrell, American, born 1954
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Seale, Bobby, American, born 1936
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:58:21
Type
video recordings
oral histories
Place collected
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Danville, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 7, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of nine digital files: 2011.174.29.1a, 2011.174.29.1b, 2011.174.29.1c, 2011.174.29.1d, 2011.174.29.1e, 2011.174.29.1f, 2011.174.29.1g, 2011.174.29.1h, and 2011.174.29.1i.
Evans Hopkins recalls growing up in Danville, Virginia, and participating in efforts to desegregate public schools and the library. He remembers joining the Black Panther Party in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Oakland, California, and working on Bobby Seale's campaign for Mayor of Oakland. He also discusses his imprisonment for car theft and the high rate of incarceration among African American men.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0029
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
American West
Black power
Civil Rights
Education
Political organizations
Politics (Practical)
Prisons
Segregation
Social reform
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.29.1a-i
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