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Lessons of the Sixties: A history of local Washington, DC activism for peace and justice from 1960-1975: Oral history interviews

 Collection
Identifier: MS2388

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the 59 oral history interviews conducted from 2010-2019. All donated orginals, raw footage and mp4 versions are housed on the Special Collections preservation server. The digital object links for each interview direct users to the Youtube channel maintained by the organization.

Dates

  • 2010-2019

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Lessons of the Sixties owns copyright to these inteviews and they have licensed these interviews to be used according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Historical note

Lessons of the Sixties is an organization dedicated to documenting the efforts and lessons learned by local DC Metropolitan Area activists, students, organizers and those who dreamed of building a better world through new ideas, political advocacy, local organization building, and other means in the years 1960-1975. The organization's goal is to make materials easily available for future activists, historians, students, writers, and media producers. Members have given presentations on their findings in order to facilitate direct dialogue between generations of social justice activists. One of the most significant contributions are the oral histories it conducted between 2010-2019 with local activists. Lessons of the Sixties has the objective of focusing on key local and national movements and events of this period in which D.C-area-based residents were involved. These topics include, but are not limited to, 1963 March on Washington, anti-Vietnam War organizing, Black power movement, civil rights movement, DC statehood movement, early battles against gentrification, fair housing, international solidarity, May Day 1971, peace movement, Stop the North Central Freeway/3 Sisters Bridge, student activism for peace and civil rights, and the Women’s movement.

Since 2010 the Institute for Policy Studies has served as the organizational home for the Lessons of the 60s providing office space and infrastructural support.

Extent

59 digital object(s)

Language

English

Overview

Lessons of the Sixties is an organization dedicated to documenting the efforts and lessons learned by local DC Metropolitan Area activists, students, organizers and those who dreamed of building a better world through new ideas, political advocacy, local organization building, and other means in the years 1960-1975. Since 2010 the Institute for Policy Studies has served as the organizational home for the Lessons of the 60s providing office space and infrastructural support. This collection contains the 59 oral history interviews conducted from 2010-2019. The orginals, raw footage and display versions are housed on the Special Collections preservation server. The digital object links for each interview are to the Youtube channel maintained by the organization.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lessons of the Sixties, 2019 November 20 (2019.101).

Related Materials

Lessons of the Sixties donated materials that are found in several GW collections. The links to the related collection's finding aids are below.

Lessons of the Sixties: A history of local Washington, DC activism for peace and justice from 1960-1975: James G. Stockard papers finding aid

Lessons of the Sixties: A history of local Washington, DC activism for peace and justice from 1960-1975: Personal papers finding aid

Lessons of the Sixties: A history of local Washington, DC activism for peace and justice from 1963-1990: Joann Malone papers finding aid

To go directly to the assistance provided by the Lessons of the 60s from their website: To watch all the video interviews conducted by the Lessons of the Sixties project, go to the Lessons of the Sixties conducted interviews page If your focus is word searching interviews and document collections use Lessons of the Sixties keyword lists .
Title
Guide to the Lessons of the Sixties: A history of local Washington, DC activism for peace and justice from 1960-1975: Interviews, 2010-2019
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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