Sam Mahone Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Mahone, Sam, American, born 1945
Interviewed by
Dr. Jeffries, Hasan Kwame, American, born 1973
Subject of
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Americus Four, American
Leesburg Stockade, American, 1960s
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:03:21
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 9, 2013
Description
The oral history consists of one digital file: 2011.174.63.1a.
Sam Mahone discusses his experiences of racial segregation and discrimination in Americus, Georgia, and how he came to be involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). After he joined SNCC, he participated in an array of activism: picketing a segregated movie theater, registering voters, and organizing in the black community. He also discusses the arrests that he and other activists experienced due to their activism, including the Americus Four case and the Leesburg Stockade. He concludes the interview by discussing his current involvement in showcasing African American art.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0063
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Art
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Race discrimination
Resistance
Segregation
Social reform
Suffrage
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
2011.174.63.1a
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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