The Movement

March on Washington, August 28, 1963/tiles/non-collection/o/oh_evnt_cr_cra64_mowcrowd.xml Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Demonstrators move along Constitution Avenue toward the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.
“I happened to come from a place where every movement of the ’60s emerged in close proximity and in great simultaneity. Unlike some places where it was primarily the civil rights movement, or...But in Oakland, Berkeley, and the...Bay Area, every movement, you know? The civil rights movement, the nationalist movement, the Panther movement, the feminist movement, the gay liberation movement, the environmental movement, the peace movement, all of it, okay? So we came along at a time and in a place where we had to hear each other’s analysis and feel each other’s pain and rage.”                                   –The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums
  June 19, 2012
                                                                     U.S. Representative of California

Video

Representing the 1960s

On representing the diverse movements coming out of the Bay Area in the 1960s.

The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums, U.S. Representative of California
Interview recorded June 19, 2012 Deed of Gift

Bringing the Human Family Together

Representative Dellums recounts his experience of becoming the first African American to represent a majority white district.

The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums, U.S. Representative of California
Interview recorded June 19, 2012 Deed of Gift

March on Washington

Benjamin Zelenko remembers attending the March on Washington and its impact on Members of Congress.

Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
Interview recorded August 20, 2014 Deed of Gift

Audio

Changing for the Better

Representative Paul Findley of Illinois describes his personal, and the country's, shift on civil rights issues.

The Honorable Paul Findley, U.S. Representative of Illinois
Interview recorded January 12, 2015 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

A States' Rights Lens

Representative Edwards reflects on trying to balance the need for change and states' rights.

The Honorable William Jackson (Jack) Edwards, U.S. Representative of Alabama
Interview recorded August 23, 2012 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Change Is Coming

Reflections on the changing southern attitudes towards civil rights legislation.

George Andrews III, Page, U.S. House of Representatives, and Son of Representatives George and Elizabeth Andrews of Alabama
Interview recorded September 24, 2009 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

"You Should See This"

Benjamin Zelenko remembers the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
Interview recorded May 29, 2014 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Role of the Clergy in the Civil Rights Movement

Reverend Tanner discusses the relationship between religion and politics in the civil rights movement.

Reverend Doug Tanner, Founder and Chief Advisor, Faith & Politics Institute
Interview recorded May 15, 2013 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Hiding From "The FBI"

A story that illustrates the tense relationship between the federal government and local officials in Alabama in the 1960s.

The Honorable William Jackson (Jack) Edwards, U.S. Representative of Alabama
Interview recorded August 23, 2012 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)