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Carolyn McKinstry discusses getting involved in the Movement as early as eighth grade by doing clerical work at 16th Street Baptist Church where she saw Dr. King and Ralph Abernathy speak. She was the secretary there through the church bombing.…

Catherine Burks Brooks discusses getting involved with Movement after attending Tennessee State University. She participated in the Freedom Rides and spent almost 30 days in Parchman Farm (Mississippi State Penitentiary). She received recognition…

Rev. J. L. Rogers discusses being an early organizer of the Movement through his friend, Fred Shuttlesworth. Rogers worked in coal, iron and steel before becoming a pastoring Shady Grove Baptist church and serving on the board of the ACMHR.

Rev. John Cross discusses serving as an Army Chaplin during World War II in France and Okinowa, then pastoring in Virginia before leading Sixteenth Baptist Church in the early 1960's. He was the pastor when Sixteenth Street Church was bombed in 1963.

Cleopatra Goree discusses being born and raised in Birmingham before getting involved with the Movement as a teacher. She lived in Dynamite Hill, attended mass meetings and experienced many bombings firsthand.

Rev. Betty Bock discusses her path to helping create a desegregated ministry in Birmingham after growing up in Missouri. She worked with community and spiritual leaders to form a new church after lacking support through First Baptist Church.

Sheyann Webb Christburg discusses marching on Bloody Sunday as a seven-year-old. She co-authored the book Selma, Lord, Selma and participated in desegregating her white high school.

Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery discusses his extensive involvement in the Movement in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Nashville and Atlanta. He served in closely with Dr. King, lead the SCLC, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President…

Eileen Kelley Walbert discusses getting involved in the movement after moving to Birmingham as a young adult. She participated in Movement activities, usually as the only white person. She marched in an act of white solidarity in Selma, Alabama.

Margaret Givner Brown discusses growing up in Birmingham before getting involved with the Movement as a child. She was arrested at 8 years old for marching.

Colonel Stone Johnson discusses being one of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth's bodyguards, fighting workplace discrimination and serving on many local organizations and boards, including the BCRI.

Charles Morgan Jr. discusses his legal career, involvement in civil rights cases and his work with the ACLU. He also covers his iWork defending the Democratic Party in the Watergate case.

Dr. Richard Arrington Jr. discusses the latter part of his career as Mayor of Birmingham including the annexation of additional area, being the subject of an FBI investigation and the creation of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Dr. Richard Arrington Jr. discusses growing up in Birmingham, his educational career, his time on the city council and his early years as Mayor. This interview is continued on July 24, 2001.

Ruth Barefield-Pendleton discusses serving as secretary of the Central Committee of SCLC after growing up and teaching in Birmingham. She also served as secretary of the Urban League.

Carolyn Cunningham discusses returning to Birmingham and getting involved with the Movement after attending a year of music school in Chicago. She taught in Birmingham as a young woman before serving in the military in New York. She then returned to…

Kathleen Bunton discusses growing up working the family farm before getting involved with ACMHR, attending mass meetings, and working on voter registration. Her mother was also involved in the Movement and was arrested for her efforts.

Margaret Askew discusses being involved with the Movement through ACMHR and her church. She encouraged local youth to get involved and she was arrested multiple times.

David Vann discusses the political climate in Birmingham during the Movement including the role of businesses, the influence of the KKK and his time as United States Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black's law clerk.

Washington Booker III discusses growing up in Loveman's Village, getting involved in the Movement, serving in the Marine Corps and the founding of the Alabama Black Liberation Front.
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