Phil Hutchings Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Hutchings, Phil, American, born 1942
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Howard University, American, founded 1867
Howard University Nonviolent Action Group, American, founded 1960s
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, American, founded 1964
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Students for a Democratic Society, American, 1960 - 1969
Newark Community Union Project, American, founded 1964
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:43:40
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Place collected
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 1, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of ten digital files: 2011.174.42.1a, 2011.174.42.1b, 2011.174.42.1c, 2011.174.42.1d, 2011.174.42.1e, 2011.174.42.1f, 2011.174.42.1g, 2011.174.42.1h, 2011.174.42.1i, and 2011.174.42.1j.
Phil Hutchings recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, his parents' involvement in many civic organizations, and attending Howard University. He remembers joining the Nonviolent Action Group (a precursor to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), protesting at the White Rice Inn in Maryland, and working with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. He discusses moving to Newark, New Jersey, to work for SNCC, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the Newark Community Union Project. He also recalls organizing District of Columbia residents for the March on Washington and witnessing the Newark riots in 1967.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0042
Topic
African American
Activism
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
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
2011.174.42.1a-j
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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