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Life story archive

Repository: University of Southern Maine. Life Story Center

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes some 400 interviews that deal broadly with U.S. life. A number of interviews deal with civil rights, including one of Maine civil rights leader Gerald Talbot. The archive also includes an extensive interview of Babatunde Olatunji, a Nigerian who came to the United States as a Rhodes Scholar and went to Morehouse. He was involved with a bus desegregation effort in Atlanta and become famous on the world music scene.

Access Copy Note: An online database is searchable by keyword.

Collection URL: http://usm.maine.edu/olli/national/lifestorycenter/ External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: audio cassettes; transcripts

Language: English

Interviewees: Gerald Talbot, Babatunde Olatunji

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia
African Americans--Civil rights--Maine
Maine--Race relations
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Race discrimination--Maine
Segregation in transportation

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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