1h 04min | English | 7 June 2019
Ms. Booth is a prominent community organizer and political activist whose involvement in civil rights and other progressive causes dates back to her high school years. Here, Ms. Booth discusses how she became involved in the civil rights movement in high school and college back in the early 1960s, her experience working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, how the civil rights movement became the inspiration for her organizing work in the women's rights and reproductive rights movements and her work with Julian Bond and the NAACP to mobilize African American voters in the 2000 presidential election.
An interview with Heather Booth for the Julian Bond Oral History Project, sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University. Conducted in Washington, D.C. on May 20th, 2019, by Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government at American University and Project Director. This project documents the rise of Julian Bond from his early years in the Atlanta student movement to becoming a founding member and later communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to his rise to national prominence by 1968.
Ms. Booth is the subject of a 2019 documentary, Heather Booth: Changing the World.
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Project Director: Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University
Videography: Macy Rooney Research and Technical Support: Claire Ivers