Danella Bryant discusses being arrested multiple times while demonstrating as a child. She attended the March on Washington and eventually moved to Los Angeles after the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church.
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.
Deenie Drew discusses leaving New York to work for the Red Cross in Tuskegee. She then moved to Dynamite Hill and joined the movement with her husband, John. They were close family friends with Dr. King.
Dorothy Cotton discusses working with Dr. King to establish the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta. She continued to work and travel with Dr. King, including organizing with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, until his…
Dr. Horace Huntley discusses advocating for the creation of African American Studies programs at various institutions, including UAB. His civil rights rights involvement led to an extensive file and surveillance by the FBI.
Dr. Lawrence Pijeaux discusses demonstrating in New Orleans before pursuing a career in arts education. He served at various institutions, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and worked to increase Black community involvement in museums.…
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.
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.
Emma Smith Young discusses participating in the Selma to Montgomery March after being very involved in the Movement in Birmingham. She was arrested during a Birmingham demonstration and attended Dr. King's funeral in D.C.
Flora Washington Smith discusses getting involved with ACMHR from the earliest meetings. She participated in the Selma to Montgomery March, even after spending a week in jail for demonstrating in Birmingham.