Amos C. Brown Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Rev. Dr. Brown, Amos C., American
Interviewed by
Cline, David P. Ph. D., American, born 1969
Subject of
Evers, Medgar, American, 1925 - 1963
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
NAACP Youth Council, American, founded 1936
The Plain Dealer, American, founded 1842
Freedom Riders, American, founded 1961
Operation Crossroads Africa, American, founded 1958
Third Baptist Church, American, founded 1852
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:58:48
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Africa
Date
March 2, 2013
Description
The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.60.1a, 2011.174.60.1b, 2011.174.60.1c, 2011.174.60.1d, 2011.174.60.1e, 2011.174.60.1f, 2011.174.60.1g, and 2011.174.60.1h.
Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked to leave his high school for making comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about unequal schools for blacks, and remembers his participation in a 1961 Freedom Ride, his travel to Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa, and his work at Third Baptist Church on various social causes.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0060
Topic
African American
Activism
Africa
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
International affairs
Religion
Social reform
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
2011.174.60.1a-h
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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