Johnnie Ruth McCullar Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
McCullar, Johnnie Ruth, American, born 1940
Interviewed by
Dr. Jeffries, Hasan Kwame, American, born 1973
Date
March 9, 2013
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:02:17
Description
The oral history consists of two digital files: 2011.174.65.1a and 2011.174.65.1b.
Johnnie Ruth Browner McCullar describes growing up in southwest Georgia, attending segregated schools in Sasser, Georgia, and her work in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. She was a secretary of the Terrell County Movement and she also participated in sit-ins and helped to register voters. McCullar reflects on the legacy of the movement, noting the changes in social and political life that she has witnessed during her life, but also recognizing present-day challenges.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0065
Place collected
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Sasser, Terrell County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Topic
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Education
Segregation
Social reform
Suffrage
U.S. 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
2011.174.65.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd559578d90-6fa1-4833-a1c8-b15ebdfa25e6