The Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Rev. Dr. McKinney, Samuel Berry, American, born 1926
Interviewed by
Cline, David P. Ph. D., American, born 1969
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
United States Army Air Corps, American, 1926 - 1941
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867
Liberty Bank, American, 1968 - 1988
Central Area Civil Rights Committee (CACRC), American, founded 1963
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:48:53
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Seattle, King County, Washington, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 17, 2013
Description
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.85.1a, 2011.174.85.1b, 2011.174.85.1c, 2011.174.85.1d, 2011.174.85.1e, 2011.174.85.1f, and 2011.174.85.1g.
The Reverend Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, and attending Morehouse College, where he got to know fellow freshman Martin Luther King, Jr. After service in the Army Flight Corps during World War II and finishing his college education, McKinney became a minister at a church in Seattle, Washington, where he contributed to the creation of the Liberty Bank. He discusses his role in founding the Central Area Civil Rights Committee in Seattle.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0085
Topic
African American
Activism
American West
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Military
Religion
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
United States--History--1961-1969
World War II
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
2011.174.85.1a-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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