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Martha Prescod Norman Noonan oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Cockeysville, Maryland, 2013-03-18

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Dittmer, John, 1939-
Creator:Noonan, Martha P.
Title:Martha Prescod Norman Noonan oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Cockeysville, Maryland, 2013-03-18
Date:2013 Mar. 18
Description:

Martha Prescod Norman Noonan describes her childhood in Providence, Rhode Island, and being one of the few black families in the neighborhood. Her parents urged her to attend the University of Michigan, where she joined Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and learned about the Civil Rights Movement in the South. She eventually made her way to Albany, Georgia, where she worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. She also worked in the Movement in Mississippi and later in Alabama. Noonan describes the March on Washington, her perception of Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the early iterations of Black Power.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews | Mississippi Freedom Project | March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.) | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Georgia | Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) | Cockeysville (Md.) | United States, Maryland, Baltimore County, 39.4430743, -76.6163189
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_crhp0080/