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Series III: Interviews (continued)
Charles V. Willie oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2006-12-15 (continued)
Charles V. Willie oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2006-12-15 (continued)
The interview includes Charles V. Willie's memories of growing up in Dallas, Texas, attending Morehouse College and earning his Ph.D. at Syracuse University. He recalls his positions as a professor and vice president of student affairs at Syracuse, researching mental health, and becoming a professor of education at Harvard University. He discusses his support of women priests in the Episcopal Church, researching the African American family and assisting school districts with desegregation plans.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655223
BOX-FOLDER 13/141 Manuscripts
1 transcript (130 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 30/440 Graphic Images
13 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
6 videocassettes of 6 (Betacam SP) (180 min.) sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 119.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 119.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 119.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 119.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 119.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 119.MV.006
John Woodruff oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2006-10-05
AFC 2004/007: 120
John Woodruff was a sociologist and won a gold medal in the 800 meter event at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
The interview includes John Woodruff's memories of growing up in Pennsylvania, running track in high school and attending the University of Pittsburgh. He recalls traveling to Berlin for the 1936 Olympics and winning the 800 meter race, and later facing discrimination at races in the United States. He discusses attending New York University for a graduate degree in sociology, serving in the segregated army during World War II and Korea and his career as a social worker.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655556
BOX-FOLDER 13/142 Manuscripts
1 transcript (31 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 30/441 Graphic Images
49 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCAM) (128 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 120.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 120.MV.002
Samuel Yette oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2004-07-20
AFC 2004/007: 121
Samuel Yette was a journalist, author and teacher.
The interview includes Samuel Yette's memories of growing up in Tennessee and attending Tennessee State University, where he founded the student newspaper. He recalls serving in the air force and attending the Indiana University Journalism School. He discusses reporting for the Afro-American, Ebony, Life Magazine and Newsweek, where he faced discrimination. He also discusses being fired from Newsweek for writing his book "The Choice" and teaching at Howard University.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655541
BOX-FOLDER 13/143 Manuscripts
1 transcript (72 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 30/442 Graphic Images
24 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
7 videocassettes of 7 (Betacam SP) (210 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 121.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 121.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 121.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 121.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 121.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 121.MV.006
AFC 2004/007: 121.MV.007
Andrew Young oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 1998-06-21
AFC 2004/007: 122
Andrew Young was a minister, civil rights activist, United Nations Ambassador, the mayor of Atlanta and U.S. Representative from Georgia.
The interview includes Andrew Young's memories of growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana and attending Howard University. He discusses his religious conversion, his involvement in the civil rights movement and working for Martin Luther King, Jr. He also recalls visiting Africa as the United Nations Ambassador and his memories of Dorothy Height.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655478
BOX-FOLDER 13/144 Manuscripts
1 transcript (27 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 30/443 Graphic Images
1 photograph : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (Betacam SP) (90 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 122.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 122.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 122.MV.003
Clara Adams oral history interview conducted by Leah Taylor, 2006-11-16
AFC 2004/007: 123
Clara Adams was a chemistry professor and administrator at Morgan State University.
The interview includes Clara Adams' memories of growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, attending Morgan State University and Iowa State University, where she held a fellowship at the Ames Laboratory. She recalls facing discrimination in Iowa and the civil rights movement. She remembers her career as a research chemist, becoming the first female faculty member in the chemistry department at Morgan State University and the changes at the university while she was vice president of academic affairs.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655559
BOX-FOLDER 13/145 Manuscripts
1 transcript (51 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/444 Graphic Images
1 photograph : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
1 videocassette of 1 (Mini DV) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 123.MV.001
Sarah Lee Anderson oral history interview conducted by Gregory David Jackson, 2004
AFC 2004/007: 124
Sarah Lee Anderson was a teacher and minister.
The interview includes Sarah Lee Anderson's memories of growing up in Georgia, attending Clark College and working as a domestic when her children were young. She recalls going back to school, becoming a special education teacher and being the president of her local PTA. She also discusses her faith, teaching Sunday school, attending Bible College in North Carolina and becoming an ordained minister.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655560
BOX-FOLDER 13/146 Manuscripts
1 transcript (36 pages)
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (MiniDV) (120 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 124.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 124.MV.002
Amiri Baraka oral history interview conducted by Shannon Evans, 2005-10-17
AFC 2004/007: 125
Amiri Baraka was a poet, playwright, essayist and political activist.
The interview includes Amiri Baraka's memories of growing up in Newark, New Jersey, attending Howard University and serving in the air force, where he was discharged and accused of being a communist. He recalls moving to New York, writing poetry with the Beat Poets and visiting Cuba. He also discusses his involvement in the civil rights and Black nationalist movements and the Million Man March.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655562
BOX-FOLDER 13/147 Manuscripts
1 transcript (53 pages)
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (MiniDV) (120 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 125.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 125.MV.002
Rudolph Belisle oral history interview conducted by Byron R. Williams, 2002-10-17
AFC 2004/007: 126
Rudolph Belisle was an entrepreneur, community activist, and warden of Orleans Parish Prison.
The interview includes Rudolph Belisle's memories of growing up in New Orleans, attending Alabama A & M University and his first jobs. He recalls his involvement in local politics and reforming Orleans Parish Prison, where he was a warden. He discusses opening his bar and nightclub, jazz performances in New Orleans, and how integration ultimately hurt African American-owned businesses.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655563
BOX-FOLDER 14/148 Manuscripts
1 transcript (99 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/445 Graphic Images
3 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
4 videocassettes of 4 (MiniDV) (240 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 126.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 126.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 126.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 126.MV.004
Keter Betts oral history interview conducted by Oliver Albertini, 2002
AFC 2004/007: 127
William "Keter" Betts was a jazz bassist, composer and music teacher.
The interview includes Keter Betts' memories of playing bass for Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald and teaching and performing in Washington, D.C. He discusses his opinions on jazz, writing music and playing drums as a child.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655564
BOX-FOLDER 14/149 Manuscripts
1 transcript (21 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 31/446 Graphic Images
2 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
1 videocassette of 1 (MiniDV) (60 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 127.MV.001
Adolpho Birch oral history interview conducted by Akeia Morris, 2002-10-20
AFC 2004/007: 128
Adolpho Birch was a lawyer and the Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
The interview includes Adolpho Birch's memories of growing up in Washington, D.C. and attending Lincoln University and Howard University Law School. He recalls joining the navy, opening his own law practice in Nashville, Tennessee and representing civil rights protesters. He discusses becoming a district attorney, teaching law at several universities in Nashville and serving as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Tennessee.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655565
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