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Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013-03-02

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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
Description:

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
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_crhp0060/