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Martha Prescod Norman Noonan Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Noonan, Martha Prescod Norman, American
Interviewed by
Dittmer, John Ph. D., American, born 1939
Subject of
University of Michigan, American, founded 1817
Students for a Democratic Society, American, 1960 - 1969
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, American, founded 1964
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:32:37
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Cockeysville, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, North and Central America
Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 18, 2013
Description
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.80.1a, 2011.174.80.1b, 2011.174.80.1c, 2011.174.80.1d, 2011.174.80.1e, 2011.174.80.1f, and 2011.174.80.1g.
Martha Prescod Norman Noonan describes her childhood in Providence, Rhode Island, and being one of the few black families in the neighborhood. Her parents urged her to attend the University of Michigan, where she joined Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and learned about the Civil Rights Movement in the South. She eventually made her way to Albany, Georgia, where she worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. She also worked in the Movement in Mississippi and later in Alabama. Noonan describes the March on Washington, her perception of Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the early iterations of Black Power.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0080
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Social reform
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
2011.174.80.1a-g
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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