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Steve Crump documentary films

Identifier: MS0609

Content Description

This collection is comprised of seventy-five digital video files of documentary films produced or hosted by Steve Crump for WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, or produced by Steve Crump independantly of WBTV. Subjects of the documentaries include civil rights, apartheid South Africa, and topics in the American South. Some other topics concern the Million Man March, the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the march on Selma, Medgar Evers, Romaire Bearden, Maya Angelou, Muhammed Ali, Paul McCartney, and B.B King.


  • Creation: 1957 - 2019

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for use. Digital materials can be used in the reading room. Please see a staff member for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. Rights to WBTV works are held by WBTV. Steve Crump holds the copyrights to the films which were created independently of his employment at WBTV.

Biographical Note

Steve Crump was born in 1957 in Louisville, Kentucky. Crump graduated from Trinity High School in 1975. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications.

Crump's career in media began in 1980, working as a disc jockey in Richmond, Kentucky. This was followed by an internship at WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia. Crump worked for news stations in Orlando, Florida, Lexington, Kentucky, and Detroit, Michigan, and served as an independent producer for WTVI in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Since 1986 Crump has been employed at WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he won several regional Emmy Awards for his documentary reports. In 2016 Crump was named "2016 Journalist of the Year" by the National Association of Black Journalists. In 2020 he was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.


115.4 Gigabytes

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Steve Crump was born in 1957 in Louisville, Kentucky. This collection is comprised of seventy-five digital video files of documentary films.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Steve Crump, 2019.

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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