Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Carawan, Candie, American, born 1939
Carawan, Guy Hughes, American, 1927 - 2015
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Fisk University, American, founded 1866
Highlander Folk School, American
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 00:54:11
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
New Market, Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 19, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.52.1a, 2011.174.52.1b, 2011.174.52.1c, 2011.174.52.1d, and 2011.174.52.1e.
Candie Carawan recalls attending Fisk University as an exchange student and meeting civil rights activists in Nashville, Tennessee. She discusses meeting Guy Carawan at the Highlander Folk School, the importance of music to the civil rights movement, and Guy's work to record singers involved with the movement. The two perform several songs, including "Tree of Life," "Eyes on the Prize," and "We Shall Overcome."
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0052
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Education
Folk (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
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
2011.174.52.1a-e
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