Lawrence Guyot Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Guyot, Lawrence, Jr., American, 1939 - 2012
Interviewed by
Representative Julian Bond, American, 1940 - 2015
Subject of
Tougaloo College, American, founded 1869
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, American, founded 1964
Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, American, founded 1964
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 1:27:13
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Pass Christian, Harrison County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
December 30, 2010
Description
The oral history consists of two digital files: 2011.174.5.1a and 2011.174.5.1b.
Lawrence Guyot recalls growing up in Pass Christian, Mississippi, and the influence of his family, and attending Tougaloo College. He remembers meeting members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), joining the organization, and participating in Freedom Summer. He discusses his opinions and memories of Mississippi politics, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and his later life in Washington, D. C.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0005
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Politics (Practical)
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
2011.174.5.1ab
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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