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Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-27

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Jones, Jamila, 1944-
Creator:Bishop, John Melville (Videographer)
Title:Jamila Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-27
Date:2011 Apr. 27
Description:

Jamila Jones recalls participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a child and forming a singing group at age 11, the Montgomery Gospel Trio, to raise money for the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls helping the Freedom Riders, visiting the Highlander Folk Center, writing a new verse of the song "We Shall Overcome," and founding the Harambee Singers.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Freedom Rides, 1961 | We shall overcome | African American singers--Interviews | Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music | Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956 | Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) | Harambee Singers | Montgomery Gospel Trio | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0009/