Sam Young, Jr. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Young, Sam Jr., American, born 1950
Interviewed by
Griffin, Willie James Ph. D., American, born 1974
Subject of
Southwest Georgia Project for For Community Education, Inc., American
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 00:42:04
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Worth County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 9, 2013
Description
The oral history consists of two digital files: 2011.174.66.1a and 2011.174.66.1b.
Samuel J. Young, Jr., describes his childhood in Worth County, Georgia, during the 1950s. He recalls the racial violence that he witnessed and heard stories about as a child. After graduating high school he joined the Southwest Georgia Project. He helped to start a newspaper for the project and was also involved in the group's initiative to develop a self-sufficient farm to counteract discrimination against black farmers.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0066
Topic
African American
Agriculture
American South
Civil rights
Education
Labor
Mass media
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
Violence
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
2011.174.66.1ab
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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