David Mercer Ackerman and Satoko Ito Ackerman Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Ackerman, David Mercer, American, born 1942
Ackerman, Satoko Ito, Japanese American, born 1939
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Chicago Theological Seminary, American, founded 1855
Rev. Jackson, Jesse, American, born 1941
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:01:44
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 20, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of six digital files: 2011.174.53.1a, 2011.174.53.1b, 2011.174.53.1c, 2011.174.53.1d, 2011.174.53.1e, and 2011.174.53.1f. There is also a photograph and a newspaper clipping that relate to the interview. They are 2011.174.53.3 and 2011.174.53.4.
David and Satoko Ackerman recall meeting at the Chicago Theological Seminary and remember their classmate the Reverend Jesse Jackson urging students to attend the Selma to Montgomery March. They recall traveling to Selma, participating in the march, and their later life in Silver Spring, Maryland.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0053
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Education
Religion
Social reform
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
2011.174.53.1a-f
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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