Digital Collections

National Visionary Leadership Project

Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements

The National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) has recorded and preserved more than 330 high-quality professional video interviews with African-American elders, age 70 and older, through its Oral History Archive, housed in the U.S. Library of Congress and available through the NVLP website. Two of the hundreds of interviewees are pictured below.

These interviews are temporarily unavailable, but the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress plans to have this digital collection available by 2023.

Robert Moses of SNCC is one of the hundreds of people interviewed by NVLP.

Robert Moses

Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett