“We’re blessed with being the keepers of some very valuable stuff. It’s not ours. It’s intentional that this is part of the community and belongs to the community.” – Claude Marks
Freedom Archives is based in San Francisco and contains over 10,000 hours of audio and video tape, which chronicles both revolutionary struggles and state repressions. They also create audio and video documentaries of their own. Interference Archive reached out to Freedom Archives because of their shared commitment to archiving the histories of social movements. Lani Hanna spoke to Freedom Archives co-founder Claude Marks, and his co-worker Nathaniel Moore.
Music: “Kentucky Mule” by Tate Peterson, courtesy of the Free Music Archive.
Produced by Interference Archive.