Black oral history collection, 1970-[ongoing].

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Black oral history collection, 1970-[ongoing].

Black oral history collection, 1970-[ongoing].

Begun in 1970, the collection contains taped interviews with persons who have been eyewitnesses, participants, or contributors to the Black experience.

ca. 700 interviews.

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Fisk University

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Established as Fisk Free Colored School in Nashville, Tenn., in Dec. 1865 by John Ogden, Rev. Erastus Milo Caravath, and Rev. Edward P. Smith; named in honor of Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau for Tennessee and Kentucky, who provided the new institution with facilities and contributed over $30,000 to the school; opened on 9 Jan. 1866 with almost two hundred students of all ages; incorporated as Fisk University on 22 Aug. 1867 after its curriculum shifted to ...

Hare, Nathan

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African American studies professor and psychologist Nathan Hare was born on April 9, 1933 in Slick, Oklahoma. As a young age he experienced segregation and tense race relations in Oklahoma. Hare planned on becoming a professional boxer until one of his high school teachers suggested he attend college, where he took sociology classes and switched his major from English to sociology. In 1954, he received his A.B. degree from Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma. In 1957, he earned his M.A. de...

Campbell, Will D.

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Mississippi native, World War II veteran, author, minister, civil rights activist, lecturer. From the description of Campbell (Will D.) papers, ca. 1950-2001. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 48761951 ...

Lafontant-MANkarious, Jewel, 1922-1997

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Jewel Stradford LaFontant-MANkarious was born April 28, 1922 to an upper middle class African-American family in Chicago, Illinois. The influence of her father and grandfather, both lawyers, led her to choose a career in law. After receiving an A.B. in political science from Oberlin College in 1943, she entered the University of Chicago Law School and, in 1946, became the first African-American woman to graduate from that institution. From 1955-58 she served as Assistant U.S. District Attorney f...

Brown, Dorothy Lavinia

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Dorothy Lavinia Brown was the first black female surgeon in the South; first black woman admitted to the American College of Surgeons; first black woman to serve in the Tennessee State Legislature; and first single woman to adopt a child in Tennessee; b. 1919; also known as Dorothy Brown, Dorothy Lavania Brown, Dorothy Lavenia Brown, and D. Brown. From the description of Dorothy Lavenia Brown papers, 1957-1976. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70971629 ...

Thompson, Era Bell

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Editor, EBONY MAGAZINE. Chicago, Illinois. From the description of Letter, February 6, 1972. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 17998699 ...

Nance, Ethel Ray, 1899-1992

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Thurman, Howard, 1900-1981

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African American clergyman and author. From the description of Howard Thurman collection, 1924-1981 (bulk 1952-1967). (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70958669 ...

Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998

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Teacher, writer. From the description of Reminiscences of Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122526993 ...

Douglas, Aaron, 1971-...

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Born in Topeka, Kansas in 1898, Aaron Douglas became the most celebrated artist-illustrator to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. He attended the University of Nebraska (F.B.A.), Columbia University Teachers College (M.A.) and l'Academie Scandinave in Paris. Douglas' career spanned sixty years of painting, drawing and illustrating. He created numerous murals, usually of allegorical scenes on the historical life or cultural background of African Americans. In 1937 Douglas became a professor of a...

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

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African-American poet, critic, playwright, novelist, author of children’s books, librarian. From the guide to the Arna Bontemps Papers, 1927-1968, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Teacher in New York, N.Y., and Huntsville, Ala.; head librarian, Fisk University; professor, University of Chicago; curator of James Weldon Johnson Collection and visiting professor of English, Yale University; writer in residence, Fisk University; and author. ...

Gayle, Addison, 1932-....

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Player, Willa B.

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Willis, Ellen R.

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Born in New York City in 1941, journalist and feminist Ellen Willis was the daughter of a New York City police lieutenant. She graduated from Barnard College (B.A. 1962) and later did graduate work in comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her first marriage to Harvey Leifert ended in divorce. In 1998 she married her longtime companion, sociology professor Stanley Aronowitz; they had a daughter, Nona Willis-Aronowitz. Willis was a founder of Redstockings, a radical fem...