The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Calvin Wallace Woods, Sr.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 50 min., 50 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Woods, Calvin W. -- (Calvin Wallace), -- Sr., -- 1933- -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
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Oral histories.
Oral histories.
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Reverend Calvin Wallace Woods, Sr.
Reverend Calvin Wallace Woods, Sr.
Other authors / contributors:Woods, Calvin W. (Calvin Wallace), Sr., 1933- interviewee.
Gines, Denise, interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Denise Gines, interviewer.
Recorded Birmingham, Alabama 2007 September 7.
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Summary:Civil rights activist and pastor Reverend Calvin Wallace Woods, Sr. was born on September 13, 1933, in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1956, Woods joined Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and his brother Reverend Abraham L. Woods, Jr., co-founding the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR). They organized boycotts against bus segregation, pushed for integration in Birmingham Public Schools and participated in the Freedom Rides of 1961. In 1959, Woods was arrested and convicted for advocating boycotts of Birmingham's segregated city bus system to his East End Baptist Church parishioners. An appeal was granted and the sentence was overturned. Woods was arrested again and beaten by police for his participation in public civil rights protests in 1963. In 2006, Woods succeeded his brother as President of the Birmingham Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and was the Pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Birmingham, a church once pastured by his father.