Dorie Ann Ladner and Joyce Ladner, Ph. D. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Dorie Ann Ladner, American, born 1942
Ladner, Joyce Ph. D., American, born 1943
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Evers, Medgar, American, 1925 - 1963
NAACP Youth Council, American, founded 1936
Kennard, Clyde, American, 1927 - 1963
Till, Emmett, American, 1941 - 1955
Tougaloo College, American, founded 1869
Mississippi Freedom House Co-Op
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, American, founded 1964
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:01:26
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Palmers Crossing, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 20, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.54.1a, 2011.174.54.1b, 2011.174.54.1c, 2011.174.54.1d, 2011.174.54.1e, 2011.174.54.1f, and 2011.174.54.1g.
Dorie Ladner and Joyce Ladner, Ph. D. discuss organizing for the March on Washington with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Dorie Ladner recalls her work with SNCC in Natchez, Mississippi, and the murder and trial of Medgar Evers. They both remember growing up in Palmers Crossing, Mississippi, their family history, joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth chapter led by Clyde Kennard, and the impact that Emmett Till's murder had on their generation. Dorie Ladner also recalls attending Tougaloo College, staying at the Freedom House in Jackson, Mississippi, and organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0054
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Education
Political organizations
Politics (Practical)
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
2011.174.54.1a-g
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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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