William Lamar Strickland, Ph. D. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Strickland, William Lamar Ph. D., American, born 1937
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Boston Latin School, American, founded 1635
Harvard University, American, founded 1636
United States Marine Corps, American, founded 1775
X, Malcolm, American, 1925 - 1965
Northern Student Movement, American, founded 1961
Harding, Vincent Ph. D., American, 1931 - 2014
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:09:32
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 23, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of two digital files: 2011.174.58.1a and 2011.174.58.1b.
William Strickland, Ph. D. recalls growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, attending Boston Latin High School and Harvard University, and serving as a Marine. He remembers his friendship with Malcolm X, joining the Northern Student Movement, and his work with Vincent Harding and the Institute of the Black World. He also discusses the current research on Malcolm X and his opinions on politics.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0055
Topic
African American
Activism
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Military
Politics (Practical)
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
2011.174.55.1ab
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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