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Vivian, C. T.

Works: 62 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 1,293 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Children's films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: E185.61, 301.45196073
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by C. T Vivian
Black power and the American myth by C. T Vivian( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Braden : Southern Patriot( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Braden: southern patriot provides a moving, in-depth biography of an organizer and journalist who for a remarkable 60 years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in this country's most conservative region - the South. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. praised her steadfast activism in support of civil rights and civil liberties, but she was threatened, attacked, indicted and labeled a "Communist agitator" and "race traitor" by white supremacists. Her conservative background gave her special insight into white racism, why it poses such a great obstacle to social change in this country and what progressive white people can do to end it. Braden's work as a journalist in Alabama and Kentucky in the late 1940's along with her husband, Carl's, activities with unions and the small yet energetic left-wing community in the South, made her sensitive to the social inequalities all around her. In 1951, Braden joined a delegation of white women who traveled to Mississippi to prevent the execution of Willie McGee, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Her experience in that case and others led her to write "A Letter to White Southern Women" a groundbreaking - and controversial - statement on the intersection of race and gender. (Available in full as a .pdf on the DVD and here). The 1954 landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision ignited a fierce backlash and mob hysteria among Southern segregationists. That same year, the Bradens purchased a house in a "white" neighborhood in suburban Louisville on behalf of an African American couple. Racists bombed the house and the Bradens along with other supporters were charged with being responsible and indicted for fomenting discord among the races! Carl Braden was convicted and sentenced to 15 years but, the Supreme Court nullified state sedition laws. The Bradens waged a successful campaign to have all the indictments thrown out. Undaunted, the Bradens joined the staff of the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF). Anne edited their publication, The southern patriot, which became known as the most reliable, up-to-date source on the unfolding Civil Rights struggle. In the late 1960's, the Bradens and SCEF answered the call by some black activists to build progressive movements among poor and working class whites by supporting the Grow Project in Alabama and the Southern Mountain Project in Appalachia (for which the Bradens were again charged with sedition in 1967). Anne Braden persevered after Carl's death in 1975, fighting an anti-busing campaign and police brutality in Louisville, organizing against a resurgent KKK, leading Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign in Kentucky and challenging the notion of "reverse discrimination". She convincingly countered that whenever black people won gains, poor and working class whites benefitted as well. Cornel West, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Rev. C.T. Vivian, Angela Davis and biographer, Catherine Fosl discuss the far reaching implications of Anne Braden's life of activism for today. This film will enlighten students in American History, Women's Studies, and Social Movements courses as well as Diversity Training programs. Also available is the transcript of a dialogue between Civil Rights Movement veteran activist and strategist Jack O'Dell and the film's director Anne Lewis . O'Dell was a leading advisor to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., an editor of the progressive magazine Freedomways, and a colleague of racial and economic justice activist Anne Braden. The conversation took place in Vancouver on May 7, 2013 at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival after the screening of Anne Braden: southern patriot and focused on the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement for today's social change activists. Winner of the 2013 Kentucky History Award for Documentary Film from the Kentucky Historical Society
Ain't scared of your jails 1960-1961( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on two major events involving students in the civil rights struggle - the lunch counter sit-ins in the south (particularly Nashville, Tennessee) and the Freedom Riders trip from Washington D.C. to Mississippi. Included in the program is the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee and the importance it played in these events
Bridge to Freedom 1965( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A major victory is won when the federal Voting Rights Bill passes, but civil rights leaders know they have new challenges ahead
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cordy T. (C.T.) Vivian, Minister of Community Church, participated in the Freedom Rides on the Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi (Trailways) ride, May 24, 1961
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cordy T. (C.T.) Vivian, Minister of Community Church, participated in the Freedom Rides on the Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi (Trailways) ride, May 24, 1961
Black life in west central Illinois by Felix L Armfield( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the state of Illinois received its charter in 1818, it was declared a "free state," thus drawing many African-American pioneers to the area. Black Life in West Central Illinois offers a glimpse of the rich history of African-American life from the very beginning of the settlement of this region
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights leader and minister Reverend C.T. Vivian was born in Howard County, Missouri in 1924. After growing up in Macomb, Illinois, and attending Western Illinois University, he took part in his first sit-ins in Peoria, Ill in 1947. In 1959, while attending seminary at American Baptist College in Nashville, Tenn., Vivian, with the Student Central Committee, approached Nashville Mayor Ben West and made him admit segregation was wrong. He was made a leader of the SCLC in the early 1960s, and in 1965 made national news when Selma Sheriff, Jim Clark, attacked him during a peaceful voter registration drive. Vivian also authored the first book on the modern Civil Rights Movement, Black Power and the American Myth, in 1969. He was the founder of BASIC, Black Action Strategies and Information Center, a workplace consultancy on race relations and multicultural training. In 1999, he turned over leadership of BASIC to one of his sons
Why we can't wait by Martin Luther King( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the background of the 1963 civil rights demands, and describes the strategy of the Birmingham campaign and outlines what can be expected of future action
Letter from Birmingham Jail : Martin Luther King Jr's Letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation by Martin Luther King( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"April 16th. The year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama has had a spring of non-violent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers. The organizers longed to create a non-violent tension so severe that the powers that be would be forced to address the rampant racism head on. Recently arrested was Martin Luther King, Jr. It is there in that jail cell that he writes this letter; on the margins of a newspaper he pens this defense of non-violence against segregation. His accusers, though many, in this case were not the white racist leaders or retailers he protested against, but 8 black men who saw him as 'other' and as too extreme. To them and to the world he defended the notion that 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere'"--Container
Springfield goes to war( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the threat of war in the Gulf grows, a middle-sized American city grapples with the reason hundreds of thousands of US troops are being sent to Saudi Arabia. As one of the country's embarkation points for US troops and equipment, Springfield, Massachusetts has a special connection to the deployment. A student, a protester, a soldier, and a family join correspondent Bill Moyers and others in a special town meeting to discuss their hopes and fears."--Http://
Nashville sit-in story : songs & scenes of Nashville lunch counter desegregation by Guy Carawan( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs & scenes of Nashville lunch counter desegregation (by the sit-in participants)
Eyes on the prize by Julian Bond( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the push for black voting rights in Alabama and nationally. The division within the civil rights movement between the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) grows, particularly in their approach to the Selma-Montgomery Freedom March in 1965. That same year sees the National Voting Rights Act signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson
Speech at anti-McCarran Act rally, New York City, June, 1963 by C. T Vivian( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.T. Vivian convocation by Wartburg College( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Margaret Boone-Jones( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not that long ago, African Americans were denied basic rights and opportunities in the United States, but one man's work and dedication helped change the future for our country - not just for African Americans, but for all Americans. In Martin Luther King, Jr., kids will take an in-depth look at the life of this civil rights leader and learn about his commitment to nonviolence in the pursuit of social change. From his days as a minister in Alabama to his role in the battle for equal rights, discover how Americans responded to the actions and words of the most influential leader of the Civil Rights Movement"--Container
Guidelines for a new urban ministry by C. T Vivian( Recording )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximizing cultural potential toward the 21st century : a new democratic vision by C. T Vivian( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keynote address to the 3rd National Conference on Racial & Ethnic Relations in American Higher Education
Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A examination of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. Reviews the historical events, contexts and incidents of racial hatred that the song's title represents, and then the subsequent performances by Billie Holiday that brought the song and its message to a national audience. The film also follows the underlying problem of racism that continues into contemporary culture
Civil Rights History Project collection( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred and eight filmed oral history interviews with 136 participants in the civil rights movement in the United States and related documentation, created by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, 2010-2013. The oral histories were conducted by historians Julian Bond, Taylor Branch, David P. Cline, Emilye Crosby, John Dittmer, Will Griffin, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Joseph Mosnier, LaFleur Paysour, Dwandalyn Reece, Patricia Sullivan, and Kieran Walsh Taylor. Most of the interviews were filmed by John Bishop
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Alternative Names
C. T. Vivian American writer and activist

C. T. Vivian schrijver uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika

Tindell Vivian, Cordy 1924-

Vivian Cordy Tindell 1924-....

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