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Greenwood

[Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Event]
(Spoken-word CD - 1964 )
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Audio excerpts from an event for civil rights workers in Greenwood, Mississippi, including songs sung by the crowd, chants, and speeches. Harry Belafonte speaks about his reasons for coming to the event and his work for the civil rights movement, and introduces Sidney Poitier. Poitier speaks about the personal significance of the event for him. Other speakers are unidentified; subjects of speeches include the SNCC-sponsored boycott of white-owned stores in Greenwood; police brutality and police harassment of blacks and civil rights workers; and the murder of three activists, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, earlier in the summer of 1964. The recording ends abruptly.
Title: Greenwood
[Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee event]
[sound recording]
Publisher: 1964
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (ca. 25 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title on original container label: Greenwood. Remainder of title supplied by cataloger
Sound quality is variable; audio level is low on some portions of the recording
Excerpts from an audio recording of a civil rights event at Elks Hall, Greenwood, Mississippi, on Aug. 10, 1964, sponsored by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Summary: Audio excerpts from an event for civil rights workers in Greenwood, Mississippi, including songs sung by the crowd, chants, and speeches. Harry Belafonte speaks about his reasons for coming to the event and his work for the civil rights movement, and introduces Sidney Poitier. Poitier speaks about the personal significance of the event for him. Other speakers are unidentified; subjects of speeches include the SNCC-sponsored boycott of white-owned stores in Greenwood; police brutality and police harassment of blacks and civil rights workers; and the murder of three activists, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, earlier in the summer of 1964. The recording ends abruptly.
Original Version: Original format : 1 sound reel (ca. 25 min.; 7 1/2 in. per sec.; 2 channels). Originally recorded in 1964
Funding Information: Preservation was funded by the Jerome Robbins Foundation
Biography: On August 10, 1964, Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier flew to Greenwood, Mississippi to deliver funds raised for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in support of the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project
Linking Entry Complexity: Forms part of: Jerome Robbins Collection. Audio materials
Local Note: Oral History Archive
Archive original: *MGZTO 7-2859 JRC
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift; Estate of Jerome Robbins, 1999. NN-PD
Subject Headings: Mississippi Freedom Project Civil rights workers African Americans Civil rights Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) Robbins, Jerome
Topical Term: Civil rights workers
African Americans
Additional Contributors: Poitier, Sidney
Belafonte, Harry - 1927-
Found in: Jerome Robbins Collection
Estate of Jerome Robbins. dnr
Research Call Number: *MGZTL 4-2859 JRC
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