Gertrude Newsome Jackson Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Newsome Jackson, Gertrude, American, born 1923
Interviewed by
Paysour, LaFleur
Subject of
Gonza Glascoe, Myrtle, American, 1936 - 2019
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Himmelbaum, Howard, American
Head Start Program, American, founded 1965
Duration: 01:57:01
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Media Arts-Film and Video
Place collected
Marvell, Phillips County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Madison, St. Clair County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
November 22, 2011
The oral history consists of two digital files: 2011.174.4.1a and 2011.174.4.1b.
Gertrude Jackson recalls growing up in Madison, Illinois, and Marvell, Arkansas. She recalls organizing her community to renovate a local segregated school and becoming involved in the civil rights movement in rural Arkansas. She discusses assisting Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworkers Howard Himmelbaum and Myrtle Glascoe, working for Head Start, and starting a community center. Jackson's grandson is also interviewed. He joins her towards the end of file #2.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0004
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
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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