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Freeman A. Hrabowski, Ph. D. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Hrabowski, Freeman A. Ph. D., American, born 1950
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Children's Crusade, American, founded 1963
16th Street Baptist Church, American, founded 1873
Hampton University, American, founded 1868
Meyerhoff Scholars Program, American, founded 1988
Duration: 01:17:59
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Media Arts-Film and Video
Place collected
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
August 14, 2011
The oral history consists of six digital files: 2011.174.32.1a, 2011.174.32.1b, 2011.174.32.1c, 2011.174.32.1d, 2011.174.32.1e, and 2011.174.32.1f.
Freeman A. Hrabowski Ph. D. recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He also discusses attending Hampton University and later starting the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for African American men studying math and science.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0032
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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