Carrie M. Young Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Young, Carrie M., American, born 1948
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Gonza Glascoe, Myrtle, American, 1936 - 2019
Hansen, Bill, American, born 1939
Himmelbaum, Howard, American
Black United Youth, American
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:05:25
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
West Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 26, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of nine digital files: 2011.174.56.1a, 2011.174.56.1b, 2011.174.56.1c, 2011.174.56.1d, 2011.174.56.1e, 2011.174.56.1f, 2011.174.56.1g, 2011.174.56.1h, and 2011.174.56.1i.
Carrie Young recalls growing up in on a farm, moving to West Helena, Arkansas, with her family, and meeting civil rights organizers from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), including Myrtle Glascoe, Bill Hansen, and Howard Himmelbaum. She remembers registering voters, gathering signatures to overturn a poll tax, and protesting at the Arkansas state capitol. She discusses her marriage to Howard Himmelbaum, suing her employer for discrimination, and working with the group Black United Youth in Little Rock, Arkansas.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0056
Topic
African American
Activism
Agriculture
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Justice
Labor
Politics (Practical)
Race discrimination
Social reform
Suffrage
United States--History--1961-1969
Youth
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
2011.174.56.1a-i
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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