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Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Gainesville, Florida, 2011-09-14

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah
Title:Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Gainesville, Florida, 2011-09-14
Date:2011 Sept. 14
Description:

Gwendolyn Simmons recalls joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while a student at Spelman College. She remembers directing SNCC's voter registration and Freedom School, called the Freedom Summer Project in Laurel, Mississippi. She discusses learning about Black Nationalism in New York, the decision in SNCC to expel white members, and her work with the American Friends Service Committee's Program on Government Surveillance and Citizens' Rights to interview members of organizations investigated by the FBI's Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO).

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews | Mississippi Freedom Project | African American college students--Interviews | Voter registration--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Laurel | Black nationalism | American Friends Service Committee. Program on Government Surveillance and Citizens' Rights | Mississippi Freedom Schools | Spelman College | United States, Florida, Gainesvillle | United States, Florida, Alachua County, 29.6747551, -82.3577015
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_crhp0049/