Simeon Booker and Moses Newson Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Booker, Simeon, American, 1918 - 2017
Newson, Moses James, American, born 1927
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Tri-State Defender, American, founded 1951
Till, Emmett, American, 1941 - 1955
Little Rock Central High School, American, founded 1927
Freedom Riders, American, founded 1961
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:32:24
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Hoxie, Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Little Rock, Oulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 13, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.31.1a, 2011.174.31.1b, 2011.174.31.1c, 2011.174.31.1d, 2011.174.31.1e, 2011.174.31.1f, and 2011.174.31.1g.
Simeon Booker and Moses Newson recall their early careers in journalism at several African American newspapers. Newson remembers covering school desegregation cases in Clinton, Tennessee and Hoxie, Arkansas, for the Memphis Tri-State Defender. Booker discusses covering the Emmett Till murder and the integration of Little Rock High School for Jet. They both remember covering the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0031
Topic
African American
American South
Civil rights
Education
Justice
Law
Mass media
Segregation
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
2011.174.31.1a-g
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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