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Jamila Jones Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Jones, Jamila, American, born 1944
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
The Montgomery Gospel Trio, American
Freedom Riders, American, founded 1961
Highlander Folk School, American
Harambee Singers, American, founded 1966
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 00:49:27
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 27, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.9.1a, 2011.174.9.1b, 2011.174.9.1c, and 2011.174.9.1d.
Jamila Jones recalls participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a child and forming a singing group at age 11, the Montgomery Gospel Trio, to raise money for the civil rights movement. She recalls helping the Freedom Riders, visiting the Highlander Folk Center, writing a new verse of the song "We Shall Overcome", and founding the Harambee Singers.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0009
Topic
African American
American South
Civil rights
Singers (Musicians)
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
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
2011.174.9.1a-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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