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Gloria Claudette Grinnell Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Grinnell, Gloria Claudette, American, born 1939
Interviewed by
Cline, David P. Ph. D., American, born 1969
Subject of
Virginia Union University, American, founded 1865
Los Angeles Unified School Disctrict, American, founded 1961
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:06:45
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Ojai, Ventura County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 14, 2013
Description
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.83.1a, 2011.174.83.1b, 2011.174.83.1c, and 2011.174.83.1d.
Gloria Claudette Grinnell recounts her participation in the sit-in movement in Richmond, Virginia, when she was a student at Virginia Union University. She describes her family's history on the East Coast and explains how she and her mother ended up in San Francisco. She discusses her decision to move from California to attend Virginia Union. She describes the sit-in movement that she joined in 1960. She discusses returning to California and her career with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0083
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
American West
Civil rights
Education
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
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
2011.174.83.1a-d
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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