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Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013-03-02.

Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013-03-02.

 
 
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Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked to leave his high school for making comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about unequal schools for blacks, and remembers his participation in a 1961 Freedom Ride, his travel to Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa, and his work at Third Baptist Church on various social causes.
Summary: Reverend Dr. Amos Brown discusses his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi and meeting Medgar Evers, who quickly became his mentor. Brown was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a teenager, leading the Jackson chapter and then the whole state Youth Council and traveling with Mr. Evers across the country to attend a national conference. He was asked to leave his high school for making comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about unequal schools for blacks, and remembers his participation in a 1961 Freedom Ride, his travel to Africa as part of Operation Crossroads Africa, and his work at Third Baptist Church on various social causes.
Biographical History: The Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown was a civil rights activist in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and United Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of San Francisco's Third Baptist Church and was a board member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Acquisition Note: The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact.
Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Date

01/01/2013
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Contributors

Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Cline, David P., 1969- (Interviewer)
Brown, Amos C. (Amos Cleophilus) (Interviewee)
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San Francisco37.77896, -122.41920
Google Map of 37.7789601, -122.419199
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Library of Congress
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Public Domain

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