Mississippi Humanities Council
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
New York Public Library
Schomburg Center for Research
in Black Culture
||Moving Images and Recorded
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
||James Briggs Murray, curator
p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
||All visits are by appointment
Community Development Corporation Oral
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