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Title Work

Title No: 902

Title: Interview with Ruby Sales

Medium: Audio; Moving Image

Original Medium: Film; Recorded Sound

Date: 14 Nov  1988 (Created)

Original Summary:
Interview with Ruby Sales conducted for Eyes on the Prize II. Discussion topics include her days as a student at Tuskegee Institute and her decision to organize with SNCC in Lowndes County. She tells of a time Stokely Carmichael led a group to the county courthouse and was told by the sheriff to leave immediately or be shot. He replied: "If you blow me away, Hell will be integrated tonight." Sales also discusses harassment and violence against marchers in Fort Deposit, Ala. and other places and her growing religious doubts at that time. She discusses various forms of harassment  and violence, culminating in the day that part-time sheriff's deputy Tom Coleman shot and killed Jon Daniels, while wounding Sales and Father Richard Morrisroe.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 24 min 43 sec 

Genres: Interview

Subjects: Lowndes County (Ala.)

Name As Subjects: Carmichael, Stokely; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.); Tuskegee Institute; Daniels, Jonathan Myrick; Coleman, Tom L.; Sales, Ruby

Production CompanyBlackside, Inc.
InterviewerDeVinney, James A.
IntervieweeSales, Ruby
ProducerTeam A

Subject : Sales, Ruby (mis-file in box 320021) Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Carmichael Stokely (Ture/Toure, Kwame) Daniels, Jonathan Myrick, 1939-1965 Bailey, Joyce Morrisroe, Richard Coleman, Tom Lowndes County (Ala.)

Subject : Sales, Ruby (mis-file in box 320021) Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Tuskegee Institute Carmichael, Stokely Mants, Bob Wiley, Jean Mosely (Moseley?), Mary Nell Lowndes County (Ala.) Fort Deposit (Ala.) Montgomery (Ala.)

Reference Materials x1


Items x11

902-1Safety Film : Original negative 
902-2Audio Tape : Audio Cassette 
902-4Audio Tape : 1/4" Audio Tape 
902-5Video Tape : Betacam 
902-6Safety Film : Check Print 
902-7Safety Film : Interpositive 
902-8Safety Film : Sprocketed Magnetic Film 
902-9Digital : Video/mkv 
902-10Digital : Audio/wav 
902-11Digital : Video/quicktime 
902-12Digital : Video/mpeg 

Component Contents x7

19380-1-902-1Video Tape : Betacam 
19379-1-902-2Video Tape : Betacam 
19379-2-902-2Safety Film : Original negative 
19379-3-902-2Safety Film : Check Print 
19379-4-902-2Safety Film : Interpositive 
19379-5-902-2Digital : Unknown 
19379-6-902-2Digital : Video/quicktime 

Contained By x3

Title NoTitle
4195Eyes on the prize II [interviews]
19379Not for public viewing
19380Not for public viewing

Related Works x2

TypeTitle NoTitle
125Interview with Arlie Schardt
1587Pre-interview with Ruby Sales