John Elliott Churchville, J.D. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Churchville, John Elliott J.D., American, born 1941
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
N.S.M Freedom Library, American
Black People's Unity Movement (BPUM), American, founded 1966
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:32:47
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
New York, United States, North and Central America
Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 15, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.33.1a, 2011.174.33.1b, 2011.174.33.1c, 2011.174.33.1d, 2011.174.33.1e, 2011.174.33.1f, and 2011.174.33.1g.
John Churchville, J.D. recalls growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his mother's career as a music teacher, moving to New York, and converting to Islam. He remembers joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), registering voters in Americus, Georgia, and in Mississippi. He discusses moving back to Philadelphia, converting to Christianity, and founding the Freedom Library and Black People's Unity Movement. He is senior pastor of the Liberation Fellowship Church of Jesus.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0033
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Religion
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
2011.174.33.1a-g
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

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