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Recorded Sound Section--Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division



Music Recordings
Drama and Literature Recordings
The Spoken Word
Women in Congress
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National Press Club
Vital History Cassettes
Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum Collection




National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

One excellent resource for information on many of the major women newsmakers of the past fifty years is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Collection (see also Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Division), which includes recordings of convention activities, broadcasts, and interviews with many of the men and women who were important in the civil rights movement. It spans the most tumultuous and progressive years of the movement, from 1956 through 1977. Among the prominent women whose voices are heard in this collection are civil rights activist Daisy Bates (1914-1999) [picture], who led the effort to test the Supreme Court ruling against segregation in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957; social worker Dorothy Height (b. 1912) [picture], president of the National Council of Negro Women; Judge Constance Baker Motley (b. 1921) [picture]; and lawyer and civil rights leader Margaret Bush Wilson (b. 1919). A collection-level bibliographic record is available in the Library's online catalog, where it provides access to some of the individuals heard on the recordings. A complete list of those heard in this collection is available in paper form in the reference center.

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