Myrtle Gonza Glascoe Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Gonza Glascoe, Myrtle, American, 1936 - 2019
Interviewed by
Reece, Dwandalyn R., American
Subject of
Howard University, American, founded 1867
University of Pennsylvania, American, founded 1740
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Newsome Jackson, Gertrude, American, born 1923
Himmelbaum, Howard, American
Congress of Racial Equality, American, founded 1942
Avery Research Center, American, founded 1985
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:33:35
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Capitol Heights, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
West Point, Clay County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Phillips County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Date
November 17, 2010
Description
The oral history consists of two digital files: 2011.174.3.1a and 2011.174.3.1b.
Myrtle Gonza Glascoe recalls growing up in Washington, D.C., attending Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania, and her early career in education and social work. She remembers joining the Baltimore Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), moving to California, and her work as a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Field Secretary in West Point, Mississippi and Phillips County, Arkansas, where she worked closely with Howard Himmelbaum and Gertrude Jackson. She also discusses her work as the director of the Avery Research Center and her opinions on the education of African Americans.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0003
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
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
2011.174.3.1ab
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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