Interview with Florence Coleman Bryant [electronic resource] October 25, 1987
by William Elwood.
- Video; Streaming Video; Online
- 2 streaming video files (40 min.) : digital, MP4, sd., col. ; Mode of access: Internet.
- Related title
- William A. Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project
- Road to Brown : the untold story of "the man who killed Jim Crow."
- Digitized by
- Cincinnati, Ohio : The PPS Group, 2006.
- Run Time
- 40 min.
- Access Online
- Part one of two.
- Part two of two.
- Part one. Drewary Brown talks about social and economic life in Charlottesville during the civil rights era and in 1987. Mr. Brown walks down the Mall in Charlottesville. At 12:37, interview with Florence Bryant in front of Jefferson School in Charlottesville. Ms. Bryant discusses the work of the NAACP on behalf of teachers. She mentions J. Rupert Picott, Aline Black, and Melvin Austin as instrumental in helping African American teachers get equal pay in Virginia in 1940. See also reports her involvement in desegregating schools in Charlottesville. She regards Charlottesville as a leader in desegregation. Part two. Ms. Bryant advocates the teaching of African American history. She tells about her own life. At 7:49 interview with Mr. Williams begins. Mr. Williams discusses the historical importance of the Charlottesville street on which he stands during the interview. He offers his views on public housing and his promotion of scattered housing for low income families.
- Source footage for the documentary, The road to Brown : the untold story of “the man who killed Jim Crow” (California Newsreel, 1990), about the life of Charles Hamilton Houston, his crusade for civil rights, and the events that led to Brown v. the Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared the doctrine of separate but equal to be illegal.
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- Original version
- Original version: Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va., MSS 12801 (videocassette, Beta 1/2 in.)
- Recording information
- Recorded at Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Other forms
- Also available on DVD.
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