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Series III: Interviews (continued)
Roscoe Lee Browne oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2002-04-26 (continued)
Roscoe Lee Browne oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2002-04-26 (continued)
The interview includes Roscoe Lee Browne's memories of growing up in New Jersey, attending Lincoln University and his army service during World War II. He discusses his years as a teacher, running track for the New York Pioneer Club and his first acting roles with the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. He also discusses his work in movies and television.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655481
BOX-FOLDER 3/25-26 Manuscripts
1 transcript (82 pages)
1 bound transcript (134 pages) with CD insert
BOX-FOLDER 25/338 Graphic Images
2 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
5 videocassettes of 5 (Betacam SP) (150 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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Curtis Bryant oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2006-06-26
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Curtis Bryant was a civil rights activist in Mississippi and vice president of the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The interview includes Curtis Bryant's memories of growing up in McComb, Mississippi and attending the Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute. He discusses working on railroads and becoming chairman of his union, which led to his involvement in the civil rights movement. He describes his participation in voter registration drives, the Mississippi Freedom Project of 1964 and harassment from the Ku Klux Klan.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655454
BOX-FOLDER 3/27 Manuscripts
1 transcript (29 pages)
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (MiniDV) (180 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
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Yvonne Brathwaite Burke oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2004-02-19
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Yvonne Braithwaite Burke was a lawyer, a member of the California State Assembly and U.S. Congresswoman from California.
The interview includes Yvonne Braithwaite Burke's memories of growing up in Los Angeles, California and attending the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Law School. She recalls her involvement in the civil rights movement, the Watts riots, and her election as the first African American woman to the California State Assembly. She discusses her election to the U.S. House of Representatives, her legislative accomplishments and her unsuccessful run for Attorney General of California.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655534
BOX-FOLDER 3/28 Manuscripts
1 transcript (86 pages)
Moving Images
6 videocassettes of 6 (Betacam SP) (180 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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James Cameron oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2004-07-29
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James Cameron was a boiler engineer and civil rights activist with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He started several branches of the organization in Indiana, become the Indiana State Director of Civil Liberties, and worked to desegregate housing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The interview includes James Cameron's account of his attempted lynching in Indiana at age 16 and later conviction of accessory to murder. He discusses how this led to his involvement in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the civil rights movement in Indiana and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also recounts how he founded America's Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655456
BOX-FOLDER 3/29 Manuscripts
1 transcript (57 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 26/339 Graphic Images
16 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
3 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
4 videocassettes of 4 (Betacam SP) (120 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2005-04-27
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Robert L. Carter was an attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and worked on the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case. He was also a U.S. District Court Judge for Southern New York.
The interview includes Robert L. Carter's memories of growing up in New Jersey and attending Howard University Law School and Columbia University. He discusses his army service during World War II and work with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on the Brown v. Board of Education case. He also discusses his opinions on the current state of education.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655457
BOX-FOLDER 3/30 Manuscripts
1 transcript (37 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 26/340 Graphic Images
5 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCAM) (124 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
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Elizabeth Catlett oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2002-06-12
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Elizabeth Catlett was an artist and political activist known for her sculptures and prints representing African American life.
The interview includes Elizabeth Cattlet's memories of growing up in Washington, D.C. and attending Howard University. She recalls attending the University of Iowa where she worked with Grant Wood and earned an M.F.A. in sculpture. She discusses working at the George Washington Carver School in Harlem, New York, and receiving a Rosenwald Fellowship to study art in Mexico where she met her husband Francisco Mora and joined the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People's Graphic Arts Workshop). She also discusses the communist accusations of herself and other artists.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655499
BOX-FOLDER 3/31 Manuscripts
1 transcript (62 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 26/341 Graphic Images
22 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
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6 videocassettes of 6 (Betacam SP) (180 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (186 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. edited master
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Ray Charles oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2002-10-16
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Ray Charles was a singer, pianist and songwriter. He performed many genres of music, including gospel, soul and rhythm and blues.
The interview includes Ray Charles' memories of growing up in Florida, losing his sight and learning to play the piano at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. He recalls his move to Seattle, Washington, where he began to play in nightclubs. He discusses his contract with Atlantic Records, writing many hit songs and finding his background singers, the Raelets. He also discusses his refusal to play for segregated audiences.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655482
BOX-FOLDER 4/32-33 Manuscripts
1 transcript (44 pages)
1 bound transcript (76 pages) with CD insert
BOX-FOLDER 26/342 Graphic Images
35 photographs : digital, tiff files, color
1 photograph : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (Betacam SP) (180 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
1 videocassette of 1 (DVCAM) (184 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. edited master
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Leah Chase oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2003-02-20
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Leah Chase was an art collector, chef and owner of Dooky Chase's Restaurant in New Orleans.
The interview includes Leah Chase's memories of growing up in Madisonville, Louisiana and attending St. Mary's academy in New Orleans. She recalls the segregation and Creole culture of New Orleans, her first jobs and meeting her husband Dooky, a musician. She discusses running his parents' restaurant, which became a meeting place for civil rights activists and politicians. She also discusses collecting African American art for her restaurant.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655500
BOX-FOLDER 4/34 Manuscripts
1 transcript (63 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 26/343 Graphic Images
63 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
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7 videocassettes of 7 (Betacam SP) (210 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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