Doris Adelaide Derby Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Dr. Derby, Doris, American
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
NAACP Youth Council, American, founded 1936
Hunter College, American, founded 1870
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Free Southern Theater, American, 1963 - 1980
Head Start Program, American, founded 1965
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:51:05
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 26, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.8.1a, 2011.174.8.1b, 2011.174.8.1c, 2011.174.8.1d, 2011.174.8.1e, 2011.174.8.1f, 2011.174.8.1g, and 2011.174.8.1h.
Doris Derby discusses her childhood in the Bronx, joining a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and attending Hunter College. She talks about going to an Episcopal church. She recalls her work in African art and dance, and traveling to Albany, Georgia, to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with voter registration. She remembers teaching adult literacy in Mississippi with SNCC, starting the Free Southern Theater, and working for Head Start.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0008
Topic
African American
American South
Art
Associations and institutions
Children
Civil rights
Dance
Education
Religion
Social reform
Suffrage
Theatre
United States--History--1961-1969
Urban life
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
2011.174.8.1a-h
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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