Film, Video John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Samuel Dove oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hyattsville, Maryland, 2013-06-28.

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Title
John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Samuel Dove oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hyattsville, Maryland, 2013-06-28.
Summary
The interviewees in this group interview were students who staged a walkout in 1951 at the all black, segregated Adkin High School in Kinston, North Carolina, to protest unequal conditions. The interviewees describe their family backgrounds, life in segregated Kinston, and Adkin High School. They remember learning that their school was unequal to the all-white school from which they were barred, and planning and staging a school-wide walkout and march without the assistance of any adults. They also discuss their lives since high school.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Crosby, Emilye (Interviewer)
Dudley, John F., 1933- (Interviewee)
Dove, Samuel, 1942- (Interviewee)
Jarmon, Charles (Interviewee)
Suggs, Frances L, 1935- (Interviewee)
Suggs, Harold, 1935- (Interviewee)
Stewart, Eleanor, 1938- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Hyattsville, Maryland, June 28, 2013
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  African American high school students--North Carolina--Kinston
-  Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Kinston
-  Discrimination in education--North Carolina--Kinston
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Maryland -- Hyattsville
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Summary: The interviewees in this group interview were students who staged a walkout in 1951 at the all black, segregated Adkin High School in Kinston, North Carolina, to protest unequal conditions. The interviewees describe their family backgrounds, life in segregated Kinston, and Adkin High School. They remember learning that their school was unequal to the all-white school from which they were barred, and planning and staging a school-wide walkout and march without the assistance of any adults. They also discuss their lives since high school.
-  Biographical History: John Dudley participated in the Adkin High School walkout of 1951 in Kinston, North Carolina. He later worked as a youth home director for the Bureau of Rehabilitation in Washington, D.C.
-  Biographical History: Samuel Dove participated in the Adkin High School walkout of 1951 in Kinston, North Carolina. He was also a civil rights activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
-  Biographical History: Charles Jarmon participated in the Adkin High School walkout of 1951 in Kinston, North Carolina. He later became a professor of sociology and associate dean at Howard University
-  Biographical History: Frances Suggs participated in the Adkin High School walkout of 1951 in Kinston, North Carolina. She later became a music teacher and manager in Washington, D.C.
-  Biographical History: Harold Suggs participated in the Adkin High School walkout of 1951 in Kinston, North Carolina. He later became a businessman and educator in Washington, D.C.
-  Biographical History: Eleanor Stewart participated in the Adkin High School walkout of 1951 in Kinston, North Carolina. She later became a vocalist, conductor, and music teacher in Washington, D.C.
-  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://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/folklife.contact
-  Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Medium
8 video files of 8 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (153 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (67 pages)
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afc2010039_crhp0096_Adkin_High_School_transcript.docx
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afc2010039_crhp0096_mv08.mov
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/folklife.contact
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The interviewees in this group interview were students who staged a walkout in 1951 at the all black, segregated Adkin High School in Kinston, North Carolina, to protest unequal conditions. The interviewees describe their family backgrounds, life in segregated Kinston, and Adkin High School. They remember learning that their school was unequal to the all-white school from which they were barred, and planning and staging a school-wide walkout and march without the assistance of any adults. They also discuss their lives since high school.
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Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Emilye Crosby, John F Dudley, Samuel Dove, Charles Jarmon, Frances L Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Eleanor Stewart. John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Samuel Dove oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hyattsville, Maryland, -06-28. Hyattsville, Maryland, 2013. Video. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afc2010039_crhp0096/.

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Crosby, E., Dudley, J. F., Dove, S., Jarmon, C., Suggs, F. L. [...] Stewart, E. (2013) John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Samuel Dove oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hyattsville, Maryland, -06-28. Hyattsville, Maryland. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afc2010039_crhp0096/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, et al. John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Samuel Dove oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hyattsville, Maryland, -06-28. Hyattsville, Maryland, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0096/>.