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|Creator:||Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)|
|Creator:||Cline, David P., 1969-|
|Creator:||Brown, Amos C. (Amos Cleophilus)|
|Title:||Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013-03-02|
|Date:||2013 Mar. 2|
Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked to leave his high school for making comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about unequal schools for blacks, and remembers his participation in a 1961 Freedom Ride, his travel to Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa, and his work at Third Baptist Church on various social causes.
|Types:||Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource|
|Subjects:||Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 | Civil rights--United States--Cases | Civil rights movements--United States | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews | African American clergy--Interviews | Freedom Rides, 1961 | United States, California, San Francisco, 37.77493, -122.419416|
|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_crhp0060/|