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Clifford Browner oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.

Clifford Browner oral history interview conducted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.

 
 
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Summary

Clifford Browner discusses his childhood in Sasser, Georgia, and how he came to be involved in the Southwest Georgia Movement for civil rights in the early 1960s. He describes mass meetings at Mount Olive Baptist Church, protesting racial segregation at his high school, and participating in the March on Washington. He concludes the interview by evaluating the changes he has seen in southwest Georgia over his lifetime.
Summary: Clifford Browner discusses his childhood in Sasser, Georgia, and how he came to be involved in the Southwest Georgia Movement for civil rights in the early 1960s. He describes mass meetings at Mount Olive Baptist Church, protesting racial segregation at his high school, and participating in the March on Washington. He concludes the interview by evaluating the changes he has seen in southwest Georgia over his lifetime.
Biographical History: Clifford Browner was a civil rights activist in Terrell County, Georgia. He attended Albany State University and joined the Army, and eventually worked in factories in Flint, Michigan, and Atlanta, Georgia.
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)
Browner, Clifford (Interviewee)
Jeffries, Hasan Kwame, 1973- (Interviewer)
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Location

Albany (Ga.)31.57861, -84.15583
Google Map of 31.578611111111112, -84.15583333333333
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Library of Congress
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Public Domain