The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is pleased to share a special series of one-on-one conversations with 1960s civil rights activists. This installment features author Maria Gitin. As a student at San Francisco State College, Gitin spent the summer of 1965 participating in the Summer Community Organizing and Political Education (SCOPE) project of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She is the author of This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight (2014). This interview was recorded via Zoom on July 9, 2021. This interview may contain harsh language and descriptions of violence and may experience occasion technical difficulties. After reviewing this oral history, Maria Gitin wished to acknowledge two errors: 1) She mistakenly mentions that she was in jail for a month, though it was actually about thirty-six hours. 2) The University of South Alabama is located in Mobile, not Atlanta.
Maria Gitin interviewed by Eric Reynolds WALA Fox 10, March 12, 2014 (Part 1)
Maria Gitin interviewed by Eric Reynolds WALA Fox 10, March 12, 2014 (Part 2)
Maria Gitin Interview with Eric Reynolds Channel 10 Fox News, Mobile AL, March 10, 2012.