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Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia, 2011-09-15

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Sherrod, Shirley, 1948-
Title:Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia, 2011-09-15
Date:2011 Sept. 15
Description:

Shirley Sherrod recalls growing up on a farm in Baker County, Georgia, her father's murder, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She remembers traveling to Washington, D. C., to protest the Justice Department, and the attacks on her husband, Reverend Charles Sherrod, a civil rights leader in Albany, Georgia. She also discusses starting the New Communities Land Trust and working for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and other organizations to help African American farmers.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Sherrod, Charles, 1937- | Civil rights movements--United States | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews | African American farmers--Georgia--Interviews | Federation of Southern Cooperatives | New Communities Land Trust | United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.5785074, -84.155741
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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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0050/