Shirley Miller Sherrod Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Sherrod, Shirley Miller, American, born 1948
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
United States Department of Justice, American, founded 1870
Rev. Sherrod, Charles Melvin, American, born 1937
New Communities, American, founded 1969
Federation of Southern Cooperatives, American
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:43:44
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Baker County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 15, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of twelve digital files: 2011.174.50.1a, 2011.174.50.1b, 2011.174.50.1c, 2011.174.50.1d, 2011.174.50.1e, 2011.174.50.1f, 2011.174.50.1g, 2011.174.50.1h, 2011.174.50.1i, 2011.174.50.1j, and 2011.174.50.1k, 2011.174.50.1l.
Shirley Sherrod recalls growing up on a farm in Baker County, Georgia, her father's murder, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She remembers traveling to Washington, D. C., to protest the Justice Department, and the attacks on her husband, the Reverend Charles Sherrod, a civil rights leader in Albany, Georgia. She also discusses starting the New Communities Land Trust and working for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and other organizations to help African American farmers.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0050
Topic
African American
Activism
Agriculture
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Humanitarianism
Labor
Law
Local and regional
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Violence
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
2011.174.50.1a-l
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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