Civil Rights Movement
Film, Video & Audio

Sections:

Films & Documentaries
Interview, Personal & Group Videos
Audio & Music

See also:

Books About the Civil Rights Movement
Websites/pages about the Freedom Movement

(Note that the resources listed here are provided as an information service only. Inclusion in these lists does not necessarily imply that they are approved, recommended, or endorsed by Movement veterans or this website.)

Films & Documentaries

1964: The Fight for the Right, by Mississippi Public Broadcasting. This one-hour MPC documentary examines the civil rights movement and its history using the voices of Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and includes Mississippi civil rights workers of today. 2018.

4 Little Girls, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks/HBO. Historical documentary about the September 15th, 1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?, Hancock Productions. Documentary about the first African Americans to integrate the white high school in Batesville, Mississippi in 1967-69.

A Child Shall Lead Them: the Desegregation of Nashville's Public Schools, Magellan Press Films. YouTube live stream.

A.J. Muste: Radical for Peace, two films by David B. Schock, penULTIMATE. Documentaries about peace and civil rights activist A.J. Muste. 2019 & 2020.

A. Phillip Randolph: for Jobs and Freedom. A documentary on the life and work of A. Philip Randolph, head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters which inspired the Civil Rights Movement. Can be obtained from: California Newsreel. live stream Kanopy (Library login required)

An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Taylor Street Films. Documentary about Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a white Southern Civil Rights activist. live stream Kanopy (Library login required)

A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer [director's cut], by Richard Beymer, 1964. A documentary film by Richard Beymer Documentary on the Mississippi Freedom Summer. Co-produced by Council of Federated Organization Film (COFO). 28min. YouTube live stream.

At the River I Stand Documentary on the Memphis Garbage Strike 1968, and assasination of Dr. King. live stream

Boycott. Story of Montgomery Bus Boycott. live stream

Brother Outside: The Life of Bayard Rustin. The story of the civil rights and gay rights activist, pacifist, and friend of Martin Luther King. Aired as part of the PBS "POV" series.

The Children's March, by Tell the Truth Pictures, 2004. "When the youth of Birmingham, AL, took to the streets and challenged segregation, they launched a revolution — and changed the world. YouTube live stream.

Cicero March, The Film Group. Short documentary film about the civil rights march held on September 4, 1966 in Cicero, Illinois. YouTube live stream

Citizen King. The last 5 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. Produced by PBS for the "The American Experience."

Counter Histories. outhern Foodways Alliance. Videos about the student sit-ins: Cambridge MD, Durham NC, Jackson MS, Nashville TN, Rock Hill SC.

Courtland Cox, by Julian Bond Oral History Project (American University). SNCC leader Courtland Cox describes his early Freedom Movement involvement and his work with Julian Bond. YouTube live stream.

Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment, ABC News/Drew Associates. Documentary about University of Alabama's integration crisis of June 1963. YouTube live stream

Dare Not Walk Alone, Indican Pictures. Documentary about the protests by black and white civil rights supporters in 1964 in Saint Augustine, Florida, and the inequalities that persist to this day in the local African American community.

Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi, by California Newsreel, 2015. Weaves together interviews with civil rights activists, archival film footage, and original historical research to portray a key period of civil rights history leading up to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Dream Deferred. SNCC, 1964. Produced for Freedom Summer (also available from Prime).

The Desegregation of Huntsville (AL), American Experience ~ PBS, 2019.

Eyes on the Prize, Parts 1 and 2, by Blackside. Outstanding 14 hour documentary on the Freedom Movement, broadcast as part of PBS "American Experience." live stream provided by Facing History and Ourselves (Login required).

Fannie Lou Hamer's America, by From the Heart Productions. Documentary told through the public speeches, personal interviews, and powerful songs of the fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist.

The FBI's War on Black America. Examines COINTELPRO operations against the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. YouTube live stream (YouTube)

February 1. Chronicles the Greensborom NC student sit-ins in 1960 which sparked many similar actions across the country. Can be obtained from: California Newsreel.

Foot Soldiers: Class of 1964. Independent documentary about women from Spelman College class of 1964 who participated in civil rights protests in Atlanta.

A Force More Powerful--- Nashville: We Were Warriors, by Steve York. ICNC - International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. As part of a two-part documentary on civil rights movements around the world, this 25 minute segment is on the Nashville lunch counter 1960s sit-ins; the ICNC website includes a PDF classroom guide. 1999.

For Us the Living, 1983. Anchor Bay Entertainment. Story of Medgar Evers. Screenplay by Ossie Davis. Starring Howard Rollins, Jr., Irene Cara, Laurence Fishburne, and Paul Winfield.

Freedom On My Mind, California Newsreel, 1994. The story of the Mississippi freedom movement in the early 1960s when a handful of young activists changed history.

Freedom Riders, Stanley Nelson ~ American Experience, 2010. Partially based on Ray Arsenalut's Freedom Riders.

Freedom Riders, by San Antonio, Texas, Public Library. Hour-long program of Freedom Riders, Barbara Collins Bowie and Patricia Dilworth, discussing their experiences. 2014. Additional info at Freedom Riders Panel Discussion.

Freedom Riders: Non-violent Civil Rights Movement, by British Broadcasting Corp. Three-hour documentary, civil rights workers, freedom riders explain the southern landscape of racism that drove freedom riders to face violence as they ride buses integrating the "whites only" seating, through the southern USA. 2017.

Freedom Song (TNT Movie). Fictional account of the Movement in Mississippi in the early '60s. Closely based on actual events in McComb, 1961. Well researched, and powerfully presented. Danny Glover stars. live stream (BMETV)

Freedom Summer, Firelight Films. Documentary narrating events of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. YouTube live stream

The Freedom Summer Murders — Was It Worth It? (re Chaney, Schwerner, Goodman lynching), by two junior high students from New York City as National History Day Competition, 2019. YouTube live stream.

From Swastika to Jim Crow, Pacific Street Films, 2001. Story of German Jewish intellectuals who fled the Nazis to America and became professors at historically all-Black colleges in the South such as Tougaloo, Talladega, Hampton, and Howard. Shunned by Southern whites, threatened by the KKK, they played a role during the struggles of the 1950s and 60s.

Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker, First Run Films 1981. By Joanne Grant. Documentary about Ella Baker's contributions to the civil rights movement. Includes Bio & interviews with Ella Baker (NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, etc).

Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis, Kathleen Dowdey, Early Light Productions. Documentary biography of SNCC leader and Congressman. YouTube live stream (PBS)

Ghosts of Mississippi, Castle Rock Entertainment. Real-life drama covering the final trial of Byron De La Beckwith, the assassin of heroic civil rights leader Medgar Evers. p> The Girls Of The Leesburg Stockade, by Georgia Public Broadcasting. Seven-minute video about the imprisonment of adolescent girls for protesting segregation in Americus GA in 1963.

Go South, A film by Howard Rieder. At the height of the Civil Rights movement in 1964, a young white educator took his wife and two children to teach at Alabama's all-black Tuskegee University.
YouTube live stream (Part 1 YouTube) YouTube live stream (Part 2 YouTube)

Heather Booth: Changing the World, a documentary film by Lily Rivlin. 2017. How the Civil Rights Movement inspired SNCC activist and Freedom Summer volunteer Heather Booth to a lifetime of fighting for social justice.

Home of the Brave, About Viola Luizzo the only white woman murdered in the civil rights movement in America and why we don't know who she is.

Hoxie: the First Stand. After the Brown v. Board ruling, the head of the Hoxie, Arkansas school board moves to desegregate schools. Segregationists, often from outside the town, see this as an opportunity to foment oppositon. Can be obtained from: California Newsreel.

I Am Not Your Negro, Velvet Film/Artemis Productions/Close Up Films, 2017. Documentary that explores the history of racism in the United States through James Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

The Intolerable Burden, Directed by Chea Prince, Produced by Constance Curry. First Run Icarus Films. 2003. Based on Connie's book Silver Rights, the story of school integration in one rural Mississippi county. YouTube live stream.

Iowans Return to Freedom Summer, by Keeping History Alive foundation. 2015. Firsthand accounts from six Freedom Summer volunteers from Iowa who reflect on their motivations, fears, triumphs and the life altering events that took place 50 years ago. YouTube live stream (IPTV)

Julian Bond: Reflections From the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement, Heritage Film Project. Documentary about African American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond. YouTube live stream Kanopy (Library Login Required)

Justice Justice 1964 ~ Journey to St. Augustine, by Ron Tobias. 50th anniversary return of rabbis arrested in 1964. 2014. YouTube live stream.

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis, Commonwealth United Entertainment, 2008. Documentary film biography of Martin Luther King Jr. and his creation and leadership of the nonviolent campaign for civil rights and social and economic justice in the Civil Rights Movement. YouTube live stream Kanopy(Library Login Required)

Martin Luther King interview, NBC News, 1967. Never broadcast, not made available until 2018. (27 minutes.) YouTube live stream.

Martin Luther King Interview, by Merv Griffin Show. Eleven minute mass-media interview. 1967. YouTube live stream.

Klansville U.S.A., WGBH Productions, 2015. Documentay about the Ku Klux Klan's rise in the mid-1960s in North Carolina. YouTube live stream (Dailymotion)

Leesburg, by Danny Lyon? Six-minute video recalling the imprisonment of adolescent girls for protesting segregation.

Lessons From the Southern Freedom Struggle: Movement veterans discuss teacher questions in an online webinar hosted by U.C. Berkeley. August 2020.   Session #1, Session #2 YouTube live streaming.

The Long Walk Home, Miramax Films, 1991. Fictional account of Montgomery Bus Boycott. Stars Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek.

Louisiana Diary, KQED. Documentary that follows the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) as they undertake an African American voter registration drive in the town of Plaquemine, Louisiana, in 1963.

Lulu and the Girls of Americus, by Titan Multimedia Productions. 50-minute documentary describing the imprisonment of adolescent girls for protesting segregation in Americus GA in 1963.

The March, United States Information Agency (USIA), 1964. Documentary film by James Blue about the 1963 civil rights March on Washington.

The March, Cactus Three, Smoking Dogs Films, Sundance Productions, 2013. Documentary directed by John Akomfrah and narrated by Denzel Washington. About the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964: Memory, Legacy & the Way Forward, by Civil Rights History Project Collection (LoC & NMAAHC). 4 hour discussion of the 1964 Freedom Summer project by Bob Moses, Dorie Ladner, Joyce Ladner and Charlie Cobb. 2014.

Mighty Times: The Children's March, Teaching Tolerance/HBO. Short documentary about the Birmingham civil rights marches in 1963. YouTube live stream.

Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks,Teaching Tolerance. Short documentary about the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Mississippi 1961, by Oklahoma Historical Archives. 30-minute TV news documentary about the early-1960s movement in Mississippi including commentary by Medgar Edgars and Charles Odin. 2014.

Mississippi Burning, Orion Pictures, 1989. Hollywood crime thriller supposedly based on the FBI's investigation into the murders of three civil rights workers in 1964. Note that most Freedom Movement veterans reject and condemn this film as a utter falsification of history (see veteran's comments for more information).

Mississippi Cold Case, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Documentary about the Ku Klux Klan murders of two 19-year-old young black men, Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore, in southwest Mississippi in May 1964.

Mississippi — Is This America? 1962-1964, 1986. PBS. YouTube live stream Kanopy (Library Login Required)

Mississippi Justice, by Kirstin Butler, Ben Greenberg and Eric P. Gulliver, (American Experience ~ PBS), 2020. Short 14 minute film, the murders of Chaney, Schwerner and Goodman.

Mississippi Summer: The Unfinished Journey. Films for the Humanities, 1993.

The Murder of Emmett Till. Story of the murder of the young boy from the north in Money, Mississippi. Produced by PBS for "The American Experience." YouTube live stream.

Negroes With Guns. The activism of North Carolina's Robert F. Williams who advocated armed self-defense against attacks on the Movement and the Black community. Can be obtained from: California Newsreel.

Neshoba: The Price of Freedom The lynching of Chaney, Schwerner, and Goodman and the struggle to bring their killers to justice.

Nine from Little Rock. United States Information Agency. Short documentary about the lives of the nine African-American students who integrated Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas, during the fall of 1957. YouTube live stream.

No Place to Sit-In, Jennifer Lawson & Charlie Cobb. On SNCC's community organizing in the rural South. 2020.

Organizing Lowndes County: Then & Now, April 2017. Roundtable discussion with Jennifer Lawson, Courtland Cox and Catherine Flowers. YouTube live stream.

Our Friend, Martin. DIC Entertainment. Animated children's educational film about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. YouTube live stream.

Passage at St. Augustine. An hour-long civil rights documentary on the historic St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement, by AugustineMonica Films. Trailer can be viewed on Vimeo live stream.

Power to Heal, by BLB Film Productions. Television documentary about the struggle to desegregate hospitals and secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. 2015.

Pursuing a Late Justice: the Prosecution of Mississippi's Civil Rights Murders. Video tape of forum at University of Southern Mississippi. Can be obtained from: Email: Bobs Tusa, $8.00.

Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America, History channel. 2018. One-hour documentary on the Civil Rights Movement.

Rivers of Change The Legacy of Five Unheralded Women in Montgomery and Their Struggle for Justice and Dignity, by William Dickerson-Waheed Cosmo-D productions.

Rise and Fall of Jim Crow 4-part series offering a comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. California Newsreel.

The Road to Brown. The story of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling as the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the Civil Rights movement. California Newsreel.

The Rosa Parks Story, Chotzen/Jenner Productions, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). 93-minute dramatization about Rosa Parks and the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. YouTube live Stream

Ruby Bridges, Buena Vista. Historical drama about the first African- American student to integrate the local elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1960.

Scarred Justice: the Orangeburg Massacre 1968. Unarmed demonstrators were shot and killed by authorities during a protest against segregation in Orangeburg, South Carolina. One of the producers is SNCC veteran Judy Richardson. Can be obtained from: California Newsreel.

The Second American Revolution. By Bill Moyers with Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis, 1994. PBS.

Selma, Paramount Pictures, 2015. Powerful and moving historical drama about the historic 1965 Selma Voting Rights campiagn and March to Montgomery.

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot, Teaching Tolerance. Documentary about a group of students and teachers who nonviolently fought to win voting rights for African Americans in the South.

Selma, Lord, Selma. Film made from the book of the same name about Selma's "youngest freedom fighters," Sheyann age 8, and Rachel age 9.

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired. (YouTube. Documentary by two high-school students.) YouTube live stream.

Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change. (Alabama Public Television.)

SNCC a film by SNCC photographer Danny Lyon. Photographs made by Danny during the years that he was employed as the staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee layered with archival audio recordings of speeches by, and conversations with, John Lewis, Julian Bond, Dotty Zellner, among others, as well as freedom songs that were recorded by Alan Ribback in churches and meetings in Atlanta in the 1960s and recently rediscovered.  Vimeo live stream

SNCC Anniversary Conference. Video record of the conference speeches, presentations, freedom singing, and panel discussions. 38 DVDs available individually or as a collection. Can be obtained from: California Newsreel.

SNCC & Freedom Summer, Freedom School series by SpadeWork Community. 2 hour discussion with Zoharah Simmons and Charles Payne. 2021. YouTube live stream.

Soundtrack for a Revolution, Freedom Song Productions, 2009. Documentary telling the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music.

Spies of Mississippi (PBS) Documents secret efforts of Mississippi Sovereignty Commission to undermine and destroy the Freedom Movement and their network of spies.

Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders. Film about the Movement in Mississippi from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it.

Stand-Ins: Standing for Civil Rights, 21 minutes. People's History in Texas documentary about nonviolent campaign against segregated theaters by University of Texas students. (YouTube video.)

The Strange Demise of Jim Crow. In the early 1960's, the Movement and the white leadership of Houston, TX — unlike in some other places in the South — work together for a more orderly desegregation. Can be obtained from: California Newsreel.

Streets Of Greenwood, by Jack Willis and Ed Emshwiller, 1962. Documentary about SNCC's voter registration efforts in Greenwood MS. 20 minutes. Vimeo live stream.

They Closed our schools, Mercy Seat Films. Documentary on the history of public schools closings, 1959-1964, in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

They Say I'm Your Teacher, nine minute video by Lucy Phenix about the Citizenship Schools (exerpted from the film You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South.) Vimeo live stream.

A Time for Justice, Guggenheim Productions. Short documentary about the Civil Rights Movement using historical footage and spoken accounts of participants.

Traveling With Dr. King, by Sunnylands & Gandhi-King Institute for Nonviolence. 2019. Video remembrance by people who knew and worked closely with Dr. King. YouTube live stream.

Underground Railroad in Mexico, Video by the Colorline Project. 2004.

The Vernon Johns Story (AKA The Road to Freedom: the Vernon Johns Story). Made for TV biopic of the early Movement leader. Stars James Earl Jones. YouTube live stream.

Voting rights protests Montgomery. Raw footage by newsmedia? police? Silent. YouTube live stream.

The Way to Freedom: Selma and the Making of a Movement, by NPS, 2020. The story of courageous ordinary citizens — many of them teenagers — who successfully challenged racism, bigotry, and entrenched power in Selma, Alabama in the 1960s to gain the right to vote. Narrated by "unsung heroes" of the voting rights movement in Selma and Marion, Alabama. YouTube live stream.

We Shall Overcome. Story of the song that became the anthem that set America marching towards racial equality. [Only sold to organizations, libraries, church groups, etc.]

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe. Emily Kunstler Sarah Kunstler, 2009. Biography of civil rights and radical attorney William Kunstler. Aired as part of the PBS "POV" series.

The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306, National Civil Rights Museum. Documentary about the death of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis in 1968.

You Got to Move, Cumberland Mountain Educational Cooperative. Documentary that follows people from communities in the Southern United States in their various processes of becoming involved in social change.

Interview, Personal & Group Videos

Anne Pearl Avery, 90-min oral ahistory Interview, by Joseph Mosnier about SNCC and the Albany and AL movement, 2011.

Frank Bates, 25 minute interview re SCLC, Taliaferro Co. GA & Crawfordsville.

Freddie Greene Biddle, 90-min interview by Emilye Crosby about SNCC & the Mississippi movement. 2015.

Charles Black , 75-min interview about the Atlanta Student Movement.

Willie Bolden , two-hour interview about SCLC, St. Augustine, Selma, Mississippi, and the Mule Train march.

Raylawni Branch & Jeannette Smith, two and a half-hour interview by Emilye Crosby about Mississippi movement, 2015.

Walter Bruce, 85-min interview by John Dittmer about Mississippi movement & Freedom Summer, 2011.

Robert Clark, 118-min interview by John Dittmer about Mississippi & election to office.

Kathleen Neal Cleaver, two-hour interview by Joseph Mosnier about SNCC, the movement, and the Black Panther Party. 2011.

Peggy Jean Connor, 81-min interview by Emilye Crosby about Mississippi, COFO, MFDP, and NAACP 2015.

Dorothy Cotton, 133-min interview by Joseph Mosnier about Dr. King, SCLC, Citizenship Schools, & the movement, 2011.

Courtland Cox, 104-min interview by Joseph Mosnier about NAG, SNCC, the movement & 6th Pan-African Congress, 2011.

Connie Curry, 100-min interview about SNCC and the Atlanta student movement.

Doris Derby, 111-min oral history interview by Joseph Mosnier about SNCC, Albany GA, Free Southern Theater, Poor Peoples Corporation, & etc. 2011.

Dion Diamond, 94-min interview by David Cline about Freedom Rides, Louisiana, Mississippi, 2015.

Morris Dillard, one-hour interview about Atlanta Student Movement, Freedom Rides, and movement leadership.

Lydia Douglas, one-hour interview about Atlanta Student Movement, sit-ins, and segregation.

Elaine Massacre –  In an Arkansas town, echoes of a century-old massacre. 2019.

Glenda Funchess, 84-min interview by Emilye Crosby about Hattiesburg Mississippi and the movement, 2015.

Betty Garman, oral history two and three-quarter hour interview by Emilye Crosby about SNCC & the movement. 2015.

Jack Geiger, 212-min interview by John Dittmer about Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), 2013.

Bruce Hartford: Oral-History Interview, by high school students, 2020

Bruce Hartford, Selma and the Long Struggle for Voting Rights. 10-minue address to the John Lewis Memorial, "Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy." Oakland, CA. July 2021.

Robert Hayling, 115-min interview by Joseph Mosnier about St. Augustine FL, SCLC, & the movement. 2011.

Hicks Family, Two and a half-hour interview by Joseph Mosnier about the Bogalusa movement, CORE, Deacons for Defense, and segregation. 2011.

Jesse Hill Interview, by Carole Merritt, 2005. Kenon Research: Atlanta History Center. 1 hour. About Atlanta voter registration and civil rights activities in the 1950s and 1960s.

Phil Hutchings, 164-min interview by Joseph Mosnier about NAG, SNCC, & the movement. 2011.

Jenkins Family, 82-min interview by Joseph Mosnier about the Bogalusa Louisiana Movement. 2011.

Timothy Jenkins, 140-min interview by Emilye Crosby about SNCC and the movement. 2015.

Frankye A Johnson, One and a half-hour interview by Emilye Crosby about the Tougaloo, the Jackson Mississippi Movement, Freedom Rides, and the Black Panther Party. 2015.

Clarence B. Jones, 163-min interview by David Cline about Dr. King & SCLC. 2013.

James Oscar Jones,-hour and a half interview by Joseph Mosnier about Little Rock school desegregation, SNCC, & Arkansas movement. 2011.

Jamila Jones, 49-min interview by Joseph Mosnier about Montgomery Bus Boycott, Freedom Rides, & freedom songs. 2011.

Marsha Joyner 38-min discussion with Jake Oliver about the history of the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper. 2018.

Lonnie C. King, two and a half-hour oral history interview by US Library of Congress about segregation in the Navy, Atlanta student movement, SNCC, and movement leadership.

Lonnie King, 105-min interview by Carole Merritt about segregation in the Navy, Atlanta Student Movement, NAACP, and SNCC. 2005.

Dorie & Joyce Ladner, two-hour interview by Joseph Mosnier about SNCC & Mississippi movement. 2011.

Jennifer Lawson, four-hour interview by Emilye Crosby about SNCC, NCNW, the movement, and Tanzania. 2015.

Willy Leventhal, three-hour interview by David Cline about SCOPE, SCLC, & the movement. 2013.

Worth Long, two and a half-hour interview by Emilye Crosby about SNCC & religion in the movement. 2015.

Joseph Lowery, One-hour interview by Joseph Mosnier about SCLC, NAACP, & the movement. 2011.

Ralph Luker, one-hour interview by Carole Mereritt about the movement, Duke University, & NAACP youth branches.

Johnnie Ruth McCullar, one-hour interview by Hasan Kwame Jeffries about Terrell Co, GA movement. 2013.

Charles McDew, 82-min interview by Joseph Mosnier about SNCC, South Carolina, Mississippi & the movement. 2011.

Charles McLaurin, four and a half-hour interview by Emilye Crosby about Mississippi, the Freedom Rides, SNCC & the movement. 2015.

Steven McNichols, 137-min interview by David Cline about Freedom Rides, NSA, Delta Ministry, & MFDP. 2013.

Grace Miller, 54-min interview by Will Griffin about the movement in Baker Co. GA, her husbands murder and her daughter Shirley Sherrod. 2013.

Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, 93-min interview by about SDS, SNCC in Albany, the March on Washington, Freedom Summer, and Black Power. 2013.

Johnny Parham, one and a half-hour interview by Carole Merritt about the Atlanta Student Movement, SNCC, and segregation.

Gwen Patton, 111-min interview by Joseph Mosnier about the Freedom Riders, Tuskeegee & Montgomery movements, segregation, Selma and the March to Montgomery. 2011.

Portia Harden Potts, 48-min interview by Carole Merritt about her experience integrating a white school in Atlanta.

Fay Bellamy Powell, 2.5-hour oral history interview.

Willie B. Wazir Peacock: Stand for Freedom, 1hour, 23 minutes.
The story of Willie Peacock, one of the original SNCC field secretaries organzing in the Mississippi Delta. (YouTube video.)
     Excerpt emphasizing courage 7:13 minutes
     Excerpt on organizing 5:41 minutes
     Excerpt on the shooting in Greenwood 5:16 minutes

Bernice Johnson Reagon, 44-minute interview conducted for Eyes on the Prize re Albany Movement, by Blackside, 1986.

Gloria Richardson, 90-minute interview by Joseph Mosnier about C-NAC and Cambridge MD Movement. 2011.

Judy Richardson, three and a half hour oral history interview by Emilye Crosby about SNCC & the movement. 2015.

Willie Ricks Part 1 and Part 2 interviewd by Carole Merritt about his involvement in the Movement and SNCC.

Pete Seeger, one-hour interview by Joseph Mosnier about his activism with the freedom movement. 2011.

Cleveland Sellers, 108-minute interview by John Dittmer about NAACP, NAG, SNCC, & movement in SC and MS. 2013.

Charles Sherrod, 20-minute interview by Joseph Mosnier about SNCC & Albany movement. 2011.

Shirley Miller Sherrod, 104-minute interview by Joseph Mosnier about SNCC & the movement in Baker Co. GA. 2011.

Zoharah Simmons, 97-minute interview by Joseph Mosnier about SNCC, Laurel MS, & the movement. 2011.

Euvester Simpson, 95-minute interview by John Dittmer about SNCC, COFO, MFDP and the movement in rural MS. 2013.

Jeannette Smith & Raylawni Branch, two and a half-hour interview by Emilye Crosby about Mississippi movement, 2015.

Ernest Swann, 57-minute interview by Carole Merritt about Atlanta school desegregation.

Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, three-hour oral history interview by Emilye Crosby about NAG, SNCC, MFDP & Washington DC. 2013.

Kay Tillow, 73-minute interview by David Cline about the Cairo IL and the freedom and labor movements. 2011.

Walter Tillow, interview by David Cline about Fayette Co. SNCC, Freedom Summer & the labor and civil rights movements. 2011.

Lisa Anderson Todd, 169-minute interview by Emilye Crosby about SNCC & MFDP. 2013.

Joan Trumpauer Oral History Interview (two hours), by John Dittmer, Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History & Culture. 2013. (Transcript)

Rick Tuttle, two-hour interview by David Cline about Greenwood, Savannah, & etc. 2013.

Wyatt T. Walker, 73-minute interview by David Cline about SCLC, Dr. King & the movement. 2014.

Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview, by Civil Rights History Project (LoC & NMAAHC). 1.5 hour interview by David Cline about Los Angeles CORE 1951-1963. 2013.

Hollis Watkins, 72-minute interview by Julian Bond oral history Project. 2019.

Dan Lynn Watt, six-minute narrative about Fayette County TN. 2013

Molly Lynn Watt, six-minute narrative about her movement-related poems & memories. 2013.

Molly Lynn Watt 28-minute interview about her book "On Wings of Song: a Journey into the Civil Rights Era"

Junius Williams, 174-minute interview by Joseph Mosnier about SNCC, the March to Montgomery & the Movement. 2011.

Maria Varela, 100-minute interview by David Cline about SNCC and the Chicano movement. 2016.

Maria Varela, Time to Get Ready, 70-minute lecture. Univeristy of Georgia, 2020.

Rev. C.T. Vivian Part 1 and Part 2 eight-hour oral-history interview by Carole Meritt about his life and movement activism. 2006.

C.T. Vivian, four-hour oral history interview by Taylor Branch about SCLC & the movement. 2011.

Carrie Lamar Young, two-hour interview by Joseph Mosnier about SNCC & Arkansas movement. 2011.

Luis Zapata, two-hour interview by Emilye Crosby about SNCC, COFO, MFLU & the movement. 2013.

Dorothy Zellner, Conversations With, by Jewish Voice Peace-NYC. One-hour interview about her work with SNCC including Freedom Summer 1964 and with CORE and SCEF. 2020.

Dorothy Zellner, three-hour interview by Emilye Crosby about SNCC & the movement. 2015.

Audio & Music  

Short Stories About the Movement, told by various Freedom Movement veterans (multiple stories).

Woodrow Coleman Interview, by David Cline (SOHP). 2010. About SNCC, CORE & N-VAC in Los Angeles, CA

Conscience for Change: Massey Lectures (Audo cassetes), by Martin Luther King. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1967. Four recorded lectures and a sermon by Dr. King. Analysis of race & poverty, justice in America, U.S. politics, and why he opposed the Vietnam War. (See The Trumpet of Conscience for book version.)

Fannie Lou Hamer: Roots of Her Activism. (History Channel) (Audio)

Freedom in the Air: The Civil Rights Movement in Song. Six part PBS radio series on 3 tape cassettes. May still be available from: MediaWorks, 7831 Woodmont Ave, #320, Bethesda MD 20814, 301.570.6339.

Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement.

Bruce Hartford Interview, Kiernan Taylor About CORE, N-VAC, SCLC, California, Alabama, & Mississippi. 2002.

Bruce Hartford Interview, by Will Griffen SOHP. About family background, racism & the movement in L.A, CORE, N-VAC, SCLC, Alabama, & Mississippi, nonviolence, SF State student strike. 2010.

How Maria Varela Became One Of The "Eyes" Of 1960s Black Student Activism, 13-minute radio interview. 2020.

A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King (Audio Cassette), by Martin Luther King, Peter Holloran (Editor), Clayborne Carson. Warner, 1998.

Long Walk to Freedom: Reunion Concert.

Lyrical Freedom Riders. Song. Can be heard and obtained from: www.myspace.com/songsbryanfieldmcfarland.

Mississippi Becomes a Democracy. Story of voter registration, Freedom Summer, and the MFDP challenge in Atlantic City.

Mississippi Oral Histories (multiple oral-history recordings).

Movement Soul (Various Artists). Audio CD (2003). live Recordings of Songs and Sayings from the the Civil Rights movement at a peak time from 1963 and 1964.

Questions Raised by Bob Moses, SNCC 5th Anniversary Conference. 1965.

SCLC/SCOPE 50th Reunion (multiple recordings). Atlanta Georgia, 2015

SNCC: Discussion with Stokely Carmichael, Charlie Cobb, and Courtland Cox. Studs Terkel Radio Archive, July 23, 1965
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

SNCC RealAudio (SNCC 1960-1966) Includes:
    # John Lewis describes his experience on the Freedom Rides
    # Julian Bond talks about the formation of SNCC
    # Bob Moses describes the Greenwood Voter Registration Project
    # Fannie Lou Hamer talks about registering to vote
    # Fannie Lou Hamer sings
    # John Winters talks about sit-ins
    # The SNCC Freedom Singers: Hold On
    # The SNCC Freedom Singers: We Shall Overcome

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement. Two CD set. Can be obtained from: Smithsonian Folkways. $23. Introduction by Bernice Johnson Reagan. Contains many of the SNCC Freedom Singers recordings.

Voices of the Movement podcast with Jonathan Capehart (Washington Post). An audio podcast series that brings you the stories and reflections of Freedom Movement activists and their lessons on where we go from here. 2019.

We Shall Overcome, by Herb Boyd. Sourcebooks, 2004. Multimedia presentation of the Civil Rights Movement — text, pictures, and audio. Includes two audio CDs. ccc

What We Learned from "Betita", 58-minute Tribute to Elizabeth "Betita Martinez Part 3. Margo Okazawa-Rey, KPFA Host.

Who Speaks for the Negro?. Archive of interviews including audio versions and copies of the correspondence, transcripts, and other printed materials.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?. Audio history of Civil Rights Movement in 5 Southern communities. Can be purchased from: www.unbrokencircle.org.


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