CRMA Film, Video & Audio Recordings

This page lists video and audio recordings posted on this Civil Rights Movement Archive website and our Vimeo channel.

Contents:

Videos
Audio Recordings
See also our Bibliography of Movement Films, Videos & Audios for recordings hosted on other websites and platforms,

Videos

The CRMA Vimeo Channel on the Vimeo platform provides free live-streaming of films and videos about the Freedom Movement of the 1950s-1960s.

The films and videos in our Vimeo channel are grouped into "showcases" that reflect our "up-from-below" and "inside-out" approach to documenting our history. All of them were either created by Freedom Movement veterans (or their immediate families), or were created by others but are substantially about Movement veterans, or were created with significant input from veterans.

Video Channel Contents:

Documentary Films Collection, professionally created films.
Our Voices Collection, individually created videos.
The Freedom Movement Stories We Always Wanted to Tell Collection, many veterans.
SNCC 60th Anniversary Conference Collection, October 2021.
Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference Collection, June 2014.
Charles Bonner Collection, videos created by a SNCC veteran.
Julian Bond Video Collection, interviews by Gregg Ivers.
Voices Across the Colorline, Atlanta History Center interviews.
Voices of Freedom ~ Virginia, videos related to Virginia
Oral History Collection, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
Movement Veterans Interviewed by Students.
Questions From Teachers Collection, UC Berkeley.

Documentary Films Collection

The Documentary Films Collection contains professionally produced films about Freedom Movement events or individuals from an "up-from-below" and "inside- out" view of the Civil Rights Movement.

Al, My Brother, By Cash Michaels. The story of 82-year old civil rights attorney/activist Alan McSurely, and his over 50-year battle against racism and white supremacy. 2018. 98min.

Freedom Ride to Houston, 1961 Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Ride and Progressive Youth Association (Texas Southern Univ) sit-in and arrest. By Comcast Newsmakers. 2022. 16min.

The Intolerable Burden: 50th Anniversary of the Integration of Schools in Drew Mississippi, by COFO and Fannie Lou Hamer Institute at Jackson State Univ. Film and discussion, 108min.

E.D. Nixon and The Montgomery Bus Boycott, by Lucy Massier Phenix, You Got to Move Shorts. 1983/2021. 9min.

One More River to Cross, by Glen & Susan Percy. 1969/2012. About the movement in Southwest Georgia. 23min.

Passage at St. Augustine, by Clennon L. King (son of Albany GA Movement leader C.B. King), AugustineMonica Films, 2015. Depiction of the fierce nonviolent anti-segregation movement in the small Florida town of St. Augustine in 1964. 60min.

They Say I'm Your Teacher: the Story of the Citizenship Schools, by Lucy Massier Phenix and Veronica Selver, You Got to Move Shorts. 1985/2019. Story of Bernice Robinson, the Citizenship Schools and the clandestine struggle for voting rights in the 1950s. 9min.

We Have the Power, We Can Do It, the Story of Bill Saunders and the Charleston SC Hospital Workers' Strike, by Lucy Massier Phenix, You Got to Move Shorts. 2020, 13min.

Our Voices Collection

The Our Voices Collection contains individual videos created by, or substantially featuring, Freedom Movement veterans who present an "up-from-below" and "inside-out" view of the Civil Rights Movement.

Ron (Cole) Bridgeforth Oral-History Interview, by Brotherhood of Elders Network, discusses Freedom Summer, SNCC, Mississippi. 63min. Transcript.

Doris Derby: Memorial Service Video Remembrance, by Joyce Ladner, on Behalf of the SNCC Legacy Project (SLP). 2min

From Georgia and Virginia to Harlem and Beyond..., by Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely. A video poem for Black History month, 2022. 4min. Transcription.

Past & Present: A Gathering With Freedom Movement Veterans, Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement gathering at Stanford University, 2015. By students from Wilson & Harbor high schools Santa Cruz Co. CA. 12min.

Remembering Dr. King — A Winter Soldier, by Bruce Hartford. MLK Day remembrance at The Women's Building, San Francisco, for Indivisible SF. 2018. Transcript of similar address.

Stand For Freedom: the Life and Times of Willie B. Wazir Peacock, by Lis Cox, 2014. 124min.
  Excerpt discussing organizing, 6min.
  Excerpt a shooting in Greenwood MS, 5min.
  Excerpt about courage, 7min.

Interview: Jimmy Rogers, by students from The Urban School of San Francisco, 2010. SNCC veteran Jimmy Rogers discusses the movement in Alabama, Tuskegee University, Lowndes County, and the assassination of Jonathan Daniels. 120min.

Selma and Its Aftermath: A Photographic Journey, by New Hampshire Institute of Politics. Civil rights veteran Bill Monnie discusses his book: Selma and It's Aftermath. 2022. 85min.

Charles Sherrod: Keynote Address at Race and Law Conference, to "50 Years After the Sit-Ins" conference at University of Virginia School of Law. 2010. 26min.

The Freedom Movement Stories We Always Wanted to Tell Collection

This collection contains short 6-7 minute videos from a 2010 Movement veterans story-telling session at the San Francisco Main Library to an audience of other movement veterans and family members.

My Mother and Father Believe Ours Is a Good Country, by Chude Allen, Transcript

Albert Turner & the Rocking Chair, by Bruce Hartford, Transcript

'Inciting to Riot' in Selma Alabama, by Stu House, Transcript

SNCC 60th Conference Collection October 2021

The SNCC 60th Conference was held online in October of 2021 to commemorate the founding of SNCC in 1960 and to uplift the current anti-racist, pro-people struggles of young activists today.

SNCC: 60 Years Strong , Retrospective video about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Freedom Movement (1951-1968). 21min.

In Memoriam, SNCC members memorial video. 8min.

Stand Up and Shout: the SNCC Freedom and Justice Concert, Virtual concert celebrating SNCC and the Southern Freedom Movement (1951-1968). 74min.

Conference Small Group Discussions

As part of the SNCC 60th Conference in October of 2021, eight small-groups of Freedom Movement veterans discussed the Freedom Movement and how it affected their lives. The sessions were video-recorded and transcribed. The videos have not been edited. The transcripts contain clarifications, corrections, and annotations in [brackets]. Please check a transcript before quoting from a discussion

Group A:VideoTranscription
Bruce Hartford, Jennifer Lawson, Peter de Lissovoy, Claire O'Connor Rick Tuttle

Group B:VideoTranscription
Chude Pam Parker Allen, Heather Tobis Booth, Daphne Muse, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Larry Spears, Pat Vail

Group C:VideoTranscription [TBD]
Ron Cole Bridgeforth, Theresa El-Amin, Martha Livingston, Penny Patch, Dorothy Zellner

Group D:VideoTranscription
Phyllis Cunningham, Fatima Cortez, Laura Foner, Karen Haberman (Trusty), Peter Orris, John McAuliff

Group E:VideoTranscription
Arlene Dunn, Ira Grupper, Constancia Dinky Romilly, Karen Spellman, Nancy Stearns, Eugene Turitz

Group F:VideoTranscription
Josh Gould, Janet Heinritz-Canterbury, Ed Nakawatase, Frances O'Brien, Muriel Tillinghast

Group G:VideoTranscription
Angeline Butler, Marion Kwan, Linda Wetmore Halpern, Johnny E. Parham, Jr., Bill Perlman, Jane Silver

Group H:VideoTranscription
Miriam Cohen Glickman, Carol Rogoff Hallstrom, Faith Holsaert, Timothy Jenkins

Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Reunion & Conference Collection, June 2014

The Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Reunion & Conference was held 2014 at Tougaloo College in Jackson Mississippi to celebrate, commemorate, and assess the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer that brought in more than 1000 out-of-state volunteers to support the long struggle for voting rights in that state.

Videos by Natalie Bullock Brown/Ascension Productions.

The Freedom Struggle in Mississippi 1946-1964, Beverly Hogan (Tougaloo), Hollis Watkins (SNCC), Joyce Ladner (SNCC) and Derrick Johnson (NAACP). 68min.

The Historic Importance of Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964, Charlie Cobb, David Dennis, Marian Wright Edelman, and Robert "Bob" Moses. 80min

In the Mississippi River, Martyrs of the Mississippi Movement, Judy Richardson, C. Leigh McInnis, Rita Schwerner Bender, Timothy Jenkins, Hollis Watkins, Freedom Singers. 84min.

Heroes and Sheroes of Freedom Summer, Danny Glover, Judy Richardson, Timothy Jenkins, 58min.

Roll Call of Freedom Summer Activists and Volunteers, 119min.

We are the children of the movement, Ayanna Gregory, 3min

This movement changed the world, Ayanna Gregory, 4min

Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Banquet

Welcome by Derrick Johnson, 4min

Statement of the Occasion, Julian Bond, 14min

The People of the Movement, Dave Dennis, 11min.

How Do We Thank Tougaloo? Hank Thomas, 8min

Keynote Address, Dick Gregory, introduction by Ayanna Gregory and Hollis Watkins. 80min

Charles Bonner Collection

While still in his teens, Charles Bonner was a leader of the high school and college students in Selma Alabama who were the backbone and nonviolent warriors of the Voting Rights Campaign.

An Interview With Worth Westinghouse Long. Civil rights attorney and SNCC veteran Charles Bonner interviews fellow SNCC leader Worth Long, the SNCC Selma project director, and "The person who taught us the power of nonviolence in the movement." 2005. 31min.

Charles Bonner: Tip of the Arrow interview by Wesley Hogan. Discussion recorded for the SNCC 60th Anniversary Conference in October 2021 about his book about the young students who led the Selma Movement from 1963-1965. 10min.

The Fierce Urgency Of Now, by Charles Bonner. Discussion with John Broussard, Howard Moore, Charlie Love, and Stu House, for the 56th Anniversary of the 1965 Voters Rights Act. About One Person-One Vote, reparations, true democracy, and reestablishing the core of the Voters Rights Act — now. 68min.

Charles Bonner Speaks at The Skanner Foundation MLK Breakfast. 30min.

Conversation between Charles Bonner and Motivation.In.Action founder Geneviive Jones-Wright for Black History Month 2022. 20min

Charles Bonner Interview with Selma Sheriff Jim Clark, Selma student protest leader talks with the notorious sheriff to tried to suppress the Freedom Movement. 77min.

Julian Bond Video Collection

The videos in this collection were created by the Julian Bond Oral History Project which is dedicated to the memory, work, and career of Julian Bond from 1960-1968 and to the broader Southern civil rights movement. These interviews were conducted primarily by Gregg Ivers, Project Director and professor of government at American University in Washington DC.

Charles Black, interviewed by Greg Ivers, Atlanta Student Movement and Atlanta Inquirer. 2019. 54min. Transcript.

Heather Tobis Booth, Freedom Summer volunteer. By Gregg Ivers, 2019. 64min. Transcript.

Charlie Cobb, SNCC. 2019. 94min. Transcription

Courtland Cox, SNCC. By Gregg Ivers, 2019. 55min. Transcription

David Dennis, CORE, COFO. By Gregg Ivers, 2019. 71min. Transcription

Dion Diamond, NAG, SNCC. By Gregg Ivers, 2019. 47min. Transcription

Lonnie King, Atlanta Student Movement. By Gregg Ivers, 2018. 61min. Transcript.

Joyce Ladner, NAACP & SNCC. By Gregg Ivers, 2019. 100min. Transcription

Jennifer Lawson, SNCC. By Gregg Ivers, 2019. 92min. Transcription

Bob Moses interview, SNCC, COFO, MFDP. By Gregg Ivers, 2018. 132min. Transcript.

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Freedom Rides, SNCC. by Gregg Ivers, 2019. SNCC. 86min. Transcription

Ed Nakawatse Interview, SNCC. By Gregg Ivers, 2019. 87min.

Betty Garman Robinson, SNCC. by Gregg Ivers, 2019. 66min. Transcription

Larry Rubin, interviewed by Gregg Ivers, Freedom Summer, SNCC, etc. 2019. 100min. Transcript.

Dorothy Zellner, interviewed by Gregg Ivers, SNCC, Freedom Summer, etc. 2019. 78min. Transcript.

Voices Across the Color Line Collection

Interviews of Freedom Movement veterans by the Atlanta History Center - Kenan Research Center, 2005-2006.

Willie Bolden, SCLC. By Carole Merritt. Re Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Dr. King, Saint Augustine FL, Selma AL, and Poor Peoples Campaign, Marks MS. 122min.

Rev. Joseph and Aletha Boone. By Carole Merritt. Re Atlanta Student Movement, Rush Memorial Congregational Church, Atlanta school desegregation. 58min.

Xernona Clayton, By Carole Merritt. Re Atlanta civil rights movement, Ku Klux Klan, Dr. King. 58min.

Connie Curry, by Carole Merritt. Along with Ella Baker was a SNCC "adult advisor", active in Greensboro sit-ins and Mississippi school desegregation. 2005. 62min.

Morris Dillard, ASM. By Carole Merritt. Re Atlanta Student Movement and Freedom Rides, 60min.

Lydia Douglas, ASM. By Carole Merritt. Re Atlanta Student Movement, Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights, sit-ins and arrest. 60min.

Pearlie Dove, by Carole Merritt. Re Equal pay for Black teachers, segregated education in Atlanta. 56min.

Jesse Hill, by Carole Merritt. NAACP 1950s voter registration activist, desegregation in Atlanta, founder Black newspaper Atlanta Inquirer, mobilized business support of the movement. 2005. 59min.

Muriel Lokey. By Carole Merritt. Re support for Atlanta school desegregation. 42min.

Portia Harden Potts, by Carole Merritt. One of the first African American students to desegregate schools in Atlanta, GA. 2006. 48min.

Fay Bellamy Powell, by Carole Merritt. SNCC staff member, Selma & Greene County, AL, Atlanta GA. Helped organize the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march., 2006. 150min.

Willie Ricks (Mukasa) by Carole Merritt. SNCC field secretary many locations. Part 1 121min, Part 2 121min.

C.T. Vivian, by Carole Merritt. SCLC leader, Nashville student movement, Birmingham, St. Augustine, Selma. 2006. Part 1 134min, Part 2 361min.

Dr. Clinton Warner by Carole Merritt re equal pay for teachers and treatment of Black patients by medical profession in Atlanta GA. 2006. Part 1 63min, Part 2 53min.

Voices of Freedom ~ Virginia

The Voices of Freedom ~ Viginia collection contains video interviews conducted by the Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with Freedom Movement veterans who had been active in that state.

John A. Stokes interview by Ronald Carrington re 1951 student strike against segregation at Moton High School in Prince Edward County VA. 2003. 28min. Transcript.

Oral History Collection, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

This special oral history showcase, Voices from the Civil Rights Movement, includes a selection of interviews conducted in 2021 with civil rights and social justice activists.

Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Selma student activist. 79min. 2021.

Dr. Wornie Reed, Montgomery bus boycott, March on Washington, People's Campaign. 95min. 2021.

Betty Daniels Rosemond, CORE, Freedom Rider. 69min. 2021.

David Fankhauser, Freedom Rider. 67min. 2021.

Jennifer Lawson, Birmingham student and SNCC organizer. 92min. 2021.

Maria Gitin, SCLC/SCOPE Wilcox Co. Alabama. 84min. 2021.

Thomas M. Armstrong, Freedom Ridger & Mississippi NAACP activist. 69min. 2021.

Movement Veterans Interviewed by Students Collection

Interviews of Civil Rights Movement veterans conducted by students.

Chude Allen, Freedom Summer volunteer in Holly Springs Mississippi. Interviewed by students at Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco. 2020. 121min. PDF transcript. Chude Allen background.

Dr. James ("Jimmy") Garrett, SNCC California & Mississippi, interviewed by students at Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco. 2020. 129min. PDF transcript. Jimmy Garrett background.

Linda Wetmore Halpern, Freedom Summer volunteer in Greenwood Mississippi. Interviewed by students at Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco. 2020. 106min. PDF transcript. Linda Wetmore Halpern background.

Bruce Hartford, CORE in California & SCLC in Selma, Alabama, and Mississippi. Interviewed by students at Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco. 2020. 223min. PDF transcript. Bruce Hartford background.

Dr. Jeannine Herron, by students at Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco. Jeannine Herror and her husband Matt worked with SNCC in Mississippi and she was one of the founder of Child Development Group of Mississippi. 2020. 120min. PDF transcript.

Jacqueline Byrd Martin, McComb MS student protester. By Gregg Ivers, 2020. 85min. PDF Transcript.

Mike Miller, SNCC. Interviewed by high school students, 2020. 86min. PDF Transcript. Mike Miller background.

Dr. Mimi Real, Freedom Rider and CORE in Louisiana. Interviewed by high school students. 2020. 118min. PDF transcript. Mimi Real background.

Rick Sheviakov, Freedom Rides, Parchman Prison, Jackson, MS. Interviewed by students at Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco. 2020. 104min.

Questions From Teachers Collection

Two 2020 webinars hosted by U.C. Berkeley where Civil Rights Movement veterans discussed questions posed by teachers about the Freedom Movement and how it is taught.

August 4th Webinar. 87min.

August 6th Webinar. 97min.

Transcription

 

CRMA Audio Collection

Streaming audio recordings from events, interviews, discussions, oral-histories, & etc.

Audio Contents:

The Stories We Always Wanted to Tell
Documentaries, Pod-Casts, & Presentations
Interviews, Narratives & Oral Histories
Discussions
SCLC/SCOPE 50th Reunion, Atlanta GA, October 1-4 2015
Mississippi Oral Histories

The Stories We Always Wanted to Tell

Short stories about events we participated in, experiences we had, and the people we knew and loved. As told to a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the student-led sit-ins of 1960, the rise of youth-led activism, and the founding of SNCC. Main library, San Francisco, March 27, 2010

Don Jelinek & Jean Wiley: Introduction  — Transcript

Chude AllenMy Mother and Father Believe Ours Is a Good Country — Transcript
Ellen BromsHigh Yellow — Transcript
Kathy CadeMy First Demonstration, Atlanta, 1962 — Transcript
Hardy FryeEveryone Was a Leader — Transcript
Maria GitinStory From Wilcox County, Alabama — Transcript
Miriam Glickman    Our Mississippi Dilemma — Transcript
Linda HalpernThe Shooting of Silas McGhee — Transcript
Bruce HartfordAlbert Turner & the Rocking Chair — Transcript
Stu House"Inciting to Riot" in Selma AL — Transcript
Don JelinekThe Two Cows — Transcript
Adam KlineGreenwood, Mississippi — Transcript
Sherie LabedisFireball in the Night — Transcript
Betita Martinez  Liz is Betita: A SNCC Memory — Transcript
Mike MillerThe Agitator — Transcript
Wazir PeacockFighting for Freedom in the Mississippi Delta — Transcript
Jimmy RogersAn Experience with Violence in Lowndes County, Alabama — Transcript
Scott B. SmithPeep-a-Boo — In the Graveyard — Transcript
Nancy StollerBowling in Prince Georges County, Maryland — Transcript
Rick TuttleThe Brutal Winona, Mississippi Jail Beatings of June 1963 — Transcript
Bob WeilA Faulkner Tale — Transcript
Bright WinnMrs. Magruder — Transcript
Michael WrightSNCC and My Movement Life — Transcript

Documentaries, Pod-Casts, & Presentations

Freedom in the Air A Documentary on Albany, Georgia (1961-1962), by Guy Carawan and Alan Lomax for SNCC, 1962. 41min.

Interviews, Narratives & Oral Histories

Ron BridgeforthWe Were Not Alone Narrative. 2022. 9min
Arlene DunnInterview, re Arkansas SNCC and anti-racism work with whites in the North with PAR, by Karlyn Foner, 2010. 49min. Transcript
Bruce HartfordInterview by Will Griffin Southern Oral History Project, 2010. 52min
Robert HicksInterview by Mimi Feingold Real, 1967. Re Bogalusa LA Movement. 10min. Transcript
Hattie Hill (17)Interview by Mimi Feingold Real, 1967. Re Bogalusa LA Movement. 26min. Transcript
Ellis Howard Interview by Mimi Feingold re Jonesboro LA. 53min. Transcript
Alan McSurleyOral-History Interview by Andy Horowitz, Southern Oral History Program, 2002. 47min. Transcript
Wallace RobertsInterview re Freedom Summer & SNCC. By Orion Teal (SOHP). 2010. 45min. Transcript
Carol Rogoff Interview re SNCC, Mississippi, E.W. Steptoe. By Orion Teal (SOHP). 2010. 84min. Transcript
Modjeska Simkins  Oral-History by Jacquelyn Hall (SOHP), re NAACP and the Movement in South Carolina, 345min. Transcript
Nancy StollerInterview by David Cline re SNCC, 2010. 102min. Transcript
A.Z. YoungInterview by Mimi Feingold Real re Bogalusa LA Movement. 1967. 20min.

Discussions

Voices of the 1965 Voting Rights Fight, panel discussion by Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement. 2015. 95min. Transcript.

SCLC/SCOPE 50th Reunion, Atlanta GA, October 1-4 2015

Thursday, October 1 Opening Reception & Welcome — John Reynolds, SCLC. 15min

Friday, October 2

Veterans Roll Call, SCLC & SCOPE members. 42min
Keynote Address, Bernard Lafayette, SCLC. 36min
Remarks, Dr. Charles Steele, SCLC. 7min

Group Discussions, Freedom Movement Veterans ~ Morning
Alabama activists #1. 82min
Alabama activists #2. 83min
Georgia activists. 82min
North Carolina & Virginia activists. 78min
South Carolina activists #1. 73min
South Carolina activists #2. 66min
SCLC Atlanta staff. 82min

Group Discussions, Freedom Movement Veterans ~ Afternoon
Georgia activists continued. 64min
South Carolina activists continued. 101min
SCLC Atlanta staff continued. 107min
Crenshaw County AL activists. 48min
Women in the Freedom Movement. 84min
Evaluating our Work in the Freedom Movement. 70min
Nonviolence: How Can it be Used Today?. 101min

Hosea Williams Tribute Banquet ~ Friday Evening
Welcome & Tribute, John Reynolds, Barbara Williams Emerson, & others. 18min
Tribute continued, Barbara Emerson, John Reynolds, & many others. 90min

Saturday, October 3

Morning Panels
SCLC Leadership Panel, John Reynolds, Richard Smiley, Bruce Hartford. 70min
SCOPE legacy Panel, Maria Gitin, Jo Freeman. 42min

General Group Discussions, Freedom Movement veterans ~ Saturday Afternoon
Affect of the Movement. 76min
Successes & Challenges & Where Do We Go From Here. 61min
Challenges & Successes. 26min
Impact of the Movement on Our Lives. 67min
Impact of the Freedom Movement. 77min
SCLC & SCOPE Challenges & Successes. 68min

Sunday, October 5 Mass Meeting & Non-Denominational Service 78min

Mississippi Oral Histories

Raw, unedited audio recordings conducted by Owen Brooks of Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Inc. from 2004 through 2007.

Doug Anderson 2006.
James Anderson 2004.
Ruben Anderson 2006.
Louis Armstrong 2006.
Nancy Bartow 2005.
Willie Blue 2006.
Harry Bowie 2004.
Clint Collier 2005.
MacArthur Cotton 2006.
L.C. Dorsey 2006.
Frank Figgers 2005.
Marilyn Lowen 2005.
Brenda Travis 2007.
Jimmy Travis 2006.


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