Ann Jimerson Oral History Interview

Created by
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003
Recorded by
Patrick Telepictures, Inc., American
Interview of
Jimerson, Ann, American, born 1951
Interviewed by
Pretzer, William S., American
Subject of
16th Street Baptist Church, American, founded 1873
Duration (2016.129.9.1b): 36.3 minutes
Duration (2016.129.9.2a): 35.2 minutes
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Collection title
The Collection Donor Oral History Project
Media Arts-Film and Video
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
July 25, 2016
The oral history consists of 2016.129.9.1a and 2016.129.9.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
55.06189 GB
Ann Jimerson was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. Ms. Jimerson donated shards of glass from the 16th St. Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her family had kept them as a reminder of their commitment to Civil Rights.
In this oral history interview Ann Jimerson recounts moving from the North to Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s. She discusses her memories of what it was like to be a white child from up North in a liberal family, during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham.
Unedited File: Unedited digital file of oral history interview. This file is necessary in case we need to refer to the original recording for any reason and/or want to use a portion of the file that has been edited out.
Edited File: Videographer has minimized or eliminated interruptions, false starts and any unnecessary sounds. An agreed upon slate has also been added with title, date, and logo. Separate files of the same interview have been concatenated. This is the copy that will be made available to the public and/or researchers and uploaded to the website.
American South
Civil rights
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

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