Mississippi Humanities Council
Mississippi Department of Archives and History

New York Public Library
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Mailing Address: Moving Images and Recorded Sound Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
Contact person/title: James Briggs Murray, curator
Telephone: 212-491-2225
Fax number: 212-492-2222
E-mail: JBMurray@NYPL.org
Web site: http://www.nypl.org
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, Noon-5:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Services/Restrictions: All visits are by appointment only.


Community Development Corporation Oral History Project

The tape recording collection is described as comprising approximately 240 recordings, including interviews, speeches, readings, recordings of meetings, and documentary recordings. The following people associated with Mississippi are listed in the description: Ross R. Barnett, James Chaney, Thomas Dent, James Farmer, Fannie Lou Hamer, and James Meredith. Subjects listed include the Freedom Movement in Mississippi, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Deacons for Defense and Justice, White Citizens' Council, Freedom Schools, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and Fayette County. No further information was available during the site visit.

This project was initiated by the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development (PICCED) with funding from the Ford Foundation. The intention was to record the history of the CDC movement. The principal interviewer was James Briggs Murray. Videotaped interviews were conducted with founders, leaders, and supporters of nineteen CDCs, including Mississippi Action for Community Education (MACE) in Greenville. Those videotapes are now part of the Schomburg Center's Moving Images and Recorded Sound Division.

Below are listed the two interviews pertaining to the movement in Mississippi:

Unita Blackwell Larry Farmer

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