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[Touchable stories interview collection]

Repository: Touchable Stories

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes 1,000 hours of some 500 interviews used for developing exhibits. These interviews address a wide variety of issues including child abuse, housing discrimination, racial discrimination, immigration, and inner-city life. At least two interviews deal with civil rights and black power, including one of Robert Ellison. These interviews address these struggles in Richmond, California, and Berkeley, California as well as labor struggles. In addition, videotaped community-building dinners are included.

Access Copy Note: Shannon Flaherty, who heads Touchable Stories, is currently working on organizing the archive of oral histories.

Collection URL: http://www.touchablestories.org/archive.html External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: circa 1,000 hours (audio recordings; video recordings)

Language: English

Interviewees: Robert Ellison

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African Americans--Massachusetts
Artists
Black power
Boston (Mass.)--Ethnic relations
Discrimination in housing
Labor movement--California
Race discrimination--California
Race discrimination--Massachusetts
Social justice
Violence

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Videorecordings

 

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