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Ekwueme Michael Thelwell oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Pelham, Massachusetts, 2013-08-23

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Crosby, Emilye
Creator:Thelwell, Michael
Title:Ekwueme Michael Thelwell oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Pelham, Massachusetts, 2013-08-23
Date:2013 Aug. 23
Description:

Ekueme Michael Thelwell remembers his time as a student activist at Howard University and his experiences with the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Working primarily out of Washington, D.C., Thelwell marched in and organized demonstrations and made major contributions to SNCC and MFDP strategy around voter registration and the MFDP's 1965 effort to challenge the seating of the Mississippi congressional delegation. He details the developing MFDP strategy, his attempts to navigate Washington politics, and his relationships with various figures involved in the effort.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | African American civil rights workers--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Nonviolent Action Group | United States, Massachusetts, Pelham | United States, Massachusetts, Hampshire County, 42.3401382, -72.6637654
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_crhp0104/