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Harvey Henley discusses leading the Civil Rights Labor Movement to promote equal employment, including serving at Executive Secretary of the EEOC. He also worked with unionizing efforts in Birmingham like those of ACIPCO.

Floretta Tyson discusses spending nine days in jail as a teenager after being arrested for demonstrating. She was expelled from school and briefly moved to Ohio as a result.

Rev. N. H. Smith discusses being a charter member of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, and later serving as secretary. He was an active demonstrator, including marching with Dr. King and Rev. Porter.

Jheri Hogan discusses spending several days in jail after being arrested at a demonstration. She details how her experiences with racism differed once she moved north from Birmingham.

Joe Hendricks discusses being active in the Movement with Rev. Shuttlesworth, the NAACP and the ACMHR. He was arrested during a bus sit-in and helped integrate the Birmingham Airport.

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.

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.

Carrie Hamilton Lock discusses getting involved in the Movement by following her parents' example. She attended mass meetings and integrated West End High School.

Hattie Felder discusses being arrested at the Easter Sunday demonstrations in 1963. She remained active and went on to participate in the Movement Choir.

Charlotte Billups Jernigan discusses being the daughter of Movement leader Rev. Charles Billups. She attended mass meetings, served in the US Army and worked to integrate service church before moving to work in the Chicago Movement.

Audrey Hendricks discusses spending two weeks in jail at eight years old after being arrested for demonstrating. She then lost her friend, Denise McNair, in the bombing of 16th Street Baptist church in the same year.

Rosa Washington discusses living in ACIPCO and being involved with the NAACP. She worked at the Greyhound station when the Freedom Riders came through.

George Price discusses working closely with Dr. King and Reverend Shuttlesworth, including helping to found ACMHR. His work focused largely on labor unions and voter registration.

Daisy Jeffries discusses avoiding jail despite being very active in the Movement, including coordinating sit-in demonstrations.

Reverend Calvin Woods discusses his and his daughters' Movement involvement and subsequent arrests. Rev. Woods organized boycotts, served as a guard and worked on the negotiating team. His church was monitored by Bull Connor.

Judge Charles Nice discusses his career and his efforts to end segregation in the Alabama State Legislature. He went on to work with Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth to make local change.

Annie Marie Butler discusses losing her job as a result of being involved with the Movement. Her son attempted to integrate Phillips High School with Rev. Shuttlesworth and his family.

Doris B. Thompkins discusses growing up on the Southside before getting involved with the Movement. She was a member of the NAACP prior to it being banned and she was arrested twice for demonstrating.

Rev. George Johnson discusses combating employment discrimination in Birmingham, including by suing the Personnel Board. He continued to participate in the Movement through his church.

Johnnie L. Smith discusses his extensive mining career before getting involved in the Movement. He became an advisor to the ACMHR, including meeting with Bull Connor.
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