The Honorable D'Army Bailey Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Honorable Bailey, D'Army, American, 1941 - 2015
Interviewed by
Cline, David P. Ph. D., American, born 1969
Subject of
Crump, Edward Hull "Boss", American, 1874 - 1954
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Southern University and A&M College, American, founded 1880
Clark University, American, founded 1887
Northern Student Movement, American, founded 1961
Boston University School of Law, American, founded 1872
Law Students Civil Rights Research Council, American, 1964 - 1987
National Civil Rights Museum, American, founded 1991
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 03:11:00
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
August 13, 2013
Description
The oral history consists of fourteen digital files: 2011.174.98.1a, 2011.174.98.1b, 2011.174.98.1c, 2011.174.98.1d, 2011.174.98.1e, 2011.174.98.1f, 2011.174.98.1g, 2011.174.98.1h, 2011.174.98.1i, 2011.174.98.1j, 2011.174.98.1k, 2011.174.98.1l, 2011.174.98.1m, and 2011.174.98.1n.
The Hon. D'Army Bailey describes growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, the influence of the Crump political machine in city politics, and his involvement with the Memphis NAACP at an early age. He talks about his participation in the civil rights activism as a student at Southern University, for which he was ultimately expelled. Bailey describes his move to Clark University in Massachusetts, where he became involved in the Northern Student Movement. After discussing his time spent at Boston University Law School, Bailey talks about a series of jobs he had related to civil rights and legal services, including serving as the director of the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council (LSCRRC). Bailey also describes his career in California as a Berkeley City Councilman, his recall from that post, and his subsequent move back to his hometown of Memphis, where he has served as a lawyer, judge, and founder of the National Civil Rights Museum.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0098
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Education
Law
Museums
Politics (Practical)
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
2011.174.98.1a-n
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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