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|Creator:||Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)|
|Creator:||Jackson, Gertrude Newsome, 1923-|
|Title:||Gertrude Newsome Jackson oral history interview conducted by LaFleur Paysour in Marvell, Arkansas, 2010-11-22|
|Date:||2010 Nov. 22|
Gertrude Jackson recalls growing up in Madison, Illinois, and Marvell, Arkansas. She recalls organizing her community to renovate a local segregated school and becoming involved in the civil rights movement in rural Arkansas. She discusses assisting Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworkers Howard Himmelbaum and Myrtle Glascoe, working for Head Start, and starting a community center. Jackson's grandson is also interviewed.
|Types:||Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource|
|Subjects:||Himmelbaum, Howard | Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Arkansas | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | African American civil rights workers--Arkansas--Interviews | African American farmers--Arkansas--Interviews | Head Start programs--Arkansas | United States, Arkansas, Marvell | United States, Arkansas, Phillips County|
|Collection:||Civil Rights History Project|
|Institution:||Library of Congress|
|Contributors:||American Folklife Center|
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0004/|