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Repository: Lincoln City Libraries. Bennett Martin Public Library

Collection Description (CRHP): A number of oral histories with African American residents in Lincoln are grouped with the stories of international immigrants. Lela Knox Shanks speaks most substantively about civil rights issues; James White briefly addresses race relations in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Collection Description (Extant): In 2005 the City's Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the AmeriCorps program, conducted oral histories of today's Lincolnites. Now you are able to listen to the stories of your new neighbors who have come from Sudan, Vietnam, Ukraine, China, and Bosnia through this cooperative effort with the Lincoln City Libraries. Hear the struggle of parents overcoming cultural and language barriers as they build a better life to their children. Listen to the children's version of adaptation, and learning to balance two cultures.

Access Copy Note: Interviews and transcripts are available online.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1927-2005

Digital Status: Born-digital

Extent: 5 MP3 files (163 minutes); transcripts

Language: English

Interviewees: Constance Woods-Brown, Florine Joseph, Nagonda Miller, Lela Knox Shanks, James White

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


African American journalists
African Americans--Civil rights--Colorado
African Americans--Civil rights--Kansas
African Americans--Civil rights--Oklahoma
African Americans--Employment
African Americans--Nebraska
African Americans--Social life and customs
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in housing
School integration
United States--Armed Forces--African Americans
Virginia--Race relations


Sound recordings


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