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Series III: Interviews (continued)
Leah Chase oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2003-02-20 (continued)
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Mary Alice Chineworth oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2002-11-21
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Mary Alice Chineworth was a nun, teacher and director of Oblate Sisters of Providence.
The interview includes Mary Alice Chineworth's memories of growing up in Rock Island, Illinois and attending Mount Mary College and Catholic University for her doctorate. She recalls the discrimination she faced from white convents, which led her to join the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first African American convent in the United States. She discusses her career teaching at Catholic schools in Baltimore, Maryland, the history of African American Catholics, and her opinions on women in the priesthood.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655535
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1 transcript (68 pages)
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32 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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Shirley Chisholm oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2002-05-07
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Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (D-NY) and a presidential candidate in 1972.
The interview includes Shirley Chisholm's memories of growing up in Barbados and Brooklyn, New York and attending Brooklyn College and Columbia University. She recalls teaching in nursery schools and joining many political organizations before winning an election for New York State Assembly. She discusses winning her first run for U.S. Representative against James Farmer, and the discrimination she faced in congress. She also discusses her run for the Democratic presidential primary in 1972, her support of women's issues and teaching at Mt. Holyoke and Spelman College.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655484
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1 transcript (57 pages)
2 copies of bound transcripts (105 pages) with CD inserts
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2 photographs : color 5 x 5 in.
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3 videocassettes of 3 (Betacam SP) (90 min.) sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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Alice Coachman Davis oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2003-08-24
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Alice Coachman Davis was a track star, coach, and the first African American woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
The interview includes Alice Coachman Davis' memories of growing up in Albany, Georgia, her participation in sports and attending the Tuskegee Institute. She recalls her track meets and competing at the 1948 Olympics, where she won the gold medal for women's high jump. She also discusses women in sports and her career as a teacher and coach.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655536
BOX-FOLDER 4/38 Manuscripts
1 transcript (34 pages)
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1 photograph : digital, jpeg files, color
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6 videocassettes of 6 (Betacam SP) (180 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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William T. Coleman oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2003-04-08
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William T. Coleman was a civil rights lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and was an author of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case. He was also the first African-American Secretary of Transportation.
The interview includes William T. Coleman's memories of growing up in Pennsylvania, joining the army and becoming a Tuskegee Airman, and his education at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School. He discusses his work with Thurgood Marshall on the Brown v. Board case, his experience as a Republican and working in the Gerald Ford administration.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655458
BOX-FOLDER 4/39 Manuscripts
1 transcript (41 pages)
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20 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
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4 videocassettes of 4 (Betacam SP) (120 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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Cardiss Collins oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2003-05-02
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Cardiss Collins was an accountant and U.S. Representative (D-IL) for over twenty years.
The interview includes Cardiss Collins' memories of growing up in St. Louis, Missouri and Detroit, Michigan. She recalls moving to Chicago, Illinois, where she became an accountant for the Department of Revenue and met her husband, George Collins, a Chicago Alderman and U.S. Representative. After his death in office, Collins was asked to take his seat. She recalls many moments from her twenty year career in office, including learning about political issues from other members, joining the Black Congressional Caucus, and her disagreements with President Jimmy Carter.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655483
BOX-FOLDER 4/40-41 Manuscripts
1 transcript (56 pages)
1 bound transcript (118 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 26/348 Graphic Images
37 photographs : color 4 x 6 in.
3 photographs : digital, tiff files, color
Moving Images
6 videocassettes of 6 (Betacam SP) (180 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (120 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. edited master
1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (184 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. edited master
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Evelyn Cunningham oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2006-06-28
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Evelyn Cunningham covered the civil rights movement as a reporter for the Pittsburgh Courier.
The interview includes Evelyn Cunningham's memories of growing up in North Carolina and New York City and attending Long Island University, where she was captain of the fencing team. She recalls her first job as a stringer for the New York Times, her assignment to cover the civil rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama for the Pittsburgh Courier, and her friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr. She also discusses her later career as an assistant to Nelson Rockefeller and her work on several commissions for women's rights.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655586
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1 transcript (174 pages)
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58 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
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4 videocassettes of 4 (DVC) (256 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2001-12-04
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Ossie Davis was an actor, director, producer and activist. Ruby Dee was an actress, playwright and activist.
The Ossie Davis interview includes his memories of growing up in Georgia, attending Howard University and moving to Harlem where he joined the Rose McClendon Players theater group. He recalls his political activism in the 1930s, serving as an army nurse during World War II, and writing the play "Purlie Victorious." The Ruby Dee interview includes her memories of growing up in Harlem, her relationship with her stepmother, attending Hunter College, and her first acting roles with the American Negro Theater. The Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee interview includes the couple's memories of their first play together, their many acting roles, the racism they faced in Hollywood and the blacklistings in the McCarthy era. They also discuss their involvement in the civil rights movement and friendship with Malcolm X.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655485
BOX-FOLDER 5/43-44 Manuscripts
1 transcript (102 pages)
1 bound transcript (175 pages) with 2 CD inserts
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24 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
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8 videocassettes of 8 (Betacam SP) (240 min.) sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
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Carmen de Lavallade oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2001-11-18
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Carmen de Lavallade was a dancer, actress, choreographer and professor of drama.
The interview includes Carmen de Lavallade's memories of growing up in Los Angeles, California, taking dance classes and the influence of her cousin, dancer Janet Collins. She recalls performing with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the New York City Ballet and meeting her husband, Geoffrey Holder. She also discusses her friendship with Alvin Ailey and her careers as a choreographer and professor at Yale University.
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