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Dr. Gretchen Carter Lockett civil rights collection

Repository: Harris-Stowe State University. Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): Thirty-three interviews were conducted by Dr. Lockett in 1997 and 1998 of participants in the Jefferson Bank Demonstrations in St. Louis. These demonstrations had been organized by St. Louis C.O.R.E. and supported by national C.O.R.E. and other local civil rights organizations. With the ensuing arrests of numerous participants, various demonstrations of support for those jailed continued intermittently from 1963-1967 as prisoners were released after payment of fines and court costs, returned to jail, released pending appeals, and returned to jail. When the last jailed demonstrators were released from City Jail in May/June 1967, the Jefferson Bank Demonstrations concluded. A list of those interviewed is attached. The length of each interview varied from 1 hour or less to 3 or 4 hours.

Access Copy Note: Materials available by appointment.

Date(s): 1997-1998

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: Record Group 2, Boxes 2.1-2.6

Extent: audiotapes and re-mastered CDs of interviews, transcripts, photographs, songs, newspaper clippings and other artifacts

Language: English

Interviewees: Lois Barrett, Joan Blache, Congressman William "Bill" Clay, Sr., Beth Curtis, Hedy Epstein, Pearlie Evans, Robert Foster, Winfred Frazier, Donald Gammon, Evelyn Gammon, Robert Gammon, Ethel Fletcher Gibson, Percy Green, Loretta Hall, Aaron Hooks, Raymond Howard, Charles King, Gretchen Carter Lockett, Winston Lockett, Capt. Robert Matteson, Gladys Moore, Charles Oldham, Charles Pittman, Lucian Richards, Joseph Scoggins, Norman R. Seay, Forrestine Thomas, Eugene Tournour, John Wells, James Wilkerson, Dr. Jerome Williams, Margaret Bush Wilson

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights--Missouri
Civil rights demonstrations--Missouri--St. Louis
Civil rights movements--Missouri
Congress of Racial Equality
Discrimination in employment
Race discrimination--Missouri

Genres:

Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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