People of Indianapolis 1983


People of Indianapolis 1983

This project consists of interviews about life and history in Indianapolis. The subjects include family migration patterns to Indianapolis, racial discrimination, school segregation, labor union activity, the quality of city services both past and present, and neighborhood security. Most people interviewed are senior citizens who have lived a majority of their adult lives in Indianapolis.

43 interviews; Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials



SNAC Resource ID: 6625188

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