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Repository: New London County Historical Society

Collection Description (CRHP): The society has extensive material in a research file for a 1999 exhibit titled: "From Slavery to Civil Rights: African Americans in Southeastern Connecticut." Photo albums, oral histories, scrapbooks, and video and audio recordings are included. At the same time the society published, "A View from the Sixties: The Black Experience in Southeastern Connecticut, A Memoir," by Linwood W. Bland, Jr. Linwood Bland was president of the New London NAACP from 1962 to 1968. The organization also published "Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650-1900," by Barbara Brown and James Rose, which is mostly genealogical information. The society's online photo gallery called "Picturing New London" has a number of images of African Americans in the people section, and the society is in an ongoing process of adding images, as of the summer of 2010.

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: 2 audio tapes; approx. 100 photographs; 6 video cassettes; five scrapbooks; 1 box of documents

Language: English

Interviewees: Linwood Bland

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Connecticut
Civil rights movements--Connecticut
Civil rights workers--Connecticut
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Videorecordings

 

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