Purcell Maurice Conway Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Conway, Purcell Maurice, American, founded 1948
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:16:44
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Saint Augustine, Saint ohns County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 13, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.45.1a, 2011.174.45.1b, 2011.174.45.1c, and 2011.174.45.1d.
Purcell Conway recalls growing up in St. Augustine, Florida, and working many odd jobs. He recalls facing discrimination, participating in demonstrations, and witnessing a riot when attempting to integrate the beach. He also discusses moving to New York City, his career as a police officer, and successfully suing the city for discrimination in promotions.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0045
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Justice
Labor
Race discrimination
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
2011.174.45.1a-d
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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