Kathleen Cleaver, Ph. D. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Cleaver, Kathleen Ph. D., American, born 1945
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Cleaver, Eldridge, American, 1935 - 1998
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:03:09
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
India, Asia
Philippines, Asia
Date
September 16, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of ten digital files: 2011.174.51.1a, 2011.174.51.1b, 2011.174.51.1c, 2011.174.51.1d, 2011.174.51.1e, 2011.174.51.1f, 2011.174.51.1g, 2011.174.51.1h, 2011.174.51.1i, and 2011.174.51.1j.
Kathleen Cleaver, Ph. D. recalls growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, India, and the Philippines while her father worked for the Foreign Service. She remembers dropping out of college to work for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as a secretary, and witnessing the dissolution of that organization. She discusses meeting her former husband, Eldridge Cleaver, joining the Black Panther Party, and organizing against police brutality.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp005
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Social reform
United States--History--1945-1953
United States--History--1953-1961
United States--History--1961-1969
United States--History--1969-2001
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
2011.174.51.1a-j
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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