The Hononrable Lisa Anderson Todd Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Honorable Todd, Lisa Anderson, American, 1942 - 2015
Interviewed by
Dr. Crosby, Emilye Ph. D., American
Subject of
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, American, founded 1964
1964 Democratic National Convention, American, founded 1964
Tougaloo College, American, founded 1869
American Friends Service Committee, American, founded 1917
Cornell University, American, founded 1865
Stanford Law School, American, founded 1893
June 24, 2013
Duration: 02:49:03
The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.93.1a, 2011.174.93.1b, 2011.174.93.1c, 2011.174.93.1d, 2011.174.93.1e, 2011.174.93.1f, 2011.174.93.1g, and 2011.174.93.1h.
The Hon. Lisa Anderson Todd shares memories from when she was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) volunteer in Mississippi in 1963 and her recollections of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. Todd describes how she was introduced to the Movement during her participation in a work camp at Tougaloo College and how she went on to do voter registration work, first with the American Friends Service Committee in Greensboro, North Carolina, and then with SNCC in Greenville, Mississippi. Todd shares her memories as well as her book research on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She also describes her college years at Cornell University; her decision to attend law school at Stanford; her interest in civil rights law; and her work as a lawyer and later as an administrative judge.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0093
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Greensboro, Guildford County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Media Arts-Film and Video
Civil Rights Movement
Mississippi Freedom Summer
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Social reform
U.S. 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
Restrictions & Rights
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