Courtland Cox Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Cox, Courtland, American, born 1941
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Howard University, American, founded 1867
Howard University Nonviolent Action Group, American, founded 1960s
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
1964 Democratic National Convention, American, founded 1964
Sixth Pan-African Congress, founded 1974
Pan-African Congress, 1919 - 1994
Duration: 01:43:40
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Media Arts-Film and Video
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Trinidad and Tobago, South America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa
July 8, 2011
The oral history consists of nine digital files: 2011.174.30.1a, 2011.174.30.1b, 2011.174.30.1c, 2011.174.30.1d, 2011.174.30.1e, 2011.174.30.1f, 2011.174.30.1g, 2011.174.30.1h, and 2011.174.30.1i.
Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merged with other groups to become the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also discusses the March on Washington, the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, changes in SNCC, and attending the Sixth Pan-African Congress.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0030
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Social reform
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
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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