The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
James Wilkerson and Aaron Hooks interview
Repository: Harris-Stowe State University. Archives and Special Collections
Collection Description (Extant): Mr. Wilkerson and Mr. Hooks were both active in St. Louis C.O.R.E. during the 1960s. They participated in the Jefferson Bank Demonstrations and others. Mr. Wilkerson was arrested when he participated in a nonviolent demonstration in a downtown department store which did not hire African American employees in sales positions. When C.O.R.E. leadership changed in the later 1960s, Mr. Wilkerson left the organization and became active in the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and eventually became a member in the CPUSA. One interview of approximately 3 hours length was audiotaped and transcribed.
Access Copy Note: Material available by appointment.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: Record Group 8, Box 8.1
Extent: 1 interview (audiocassette, 3 hrs), transcript
Interviewees: James Wilkerson, Aaron Hooks
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights demonstrations--Missouri--St. Louis
Civil rights movements--Missouri
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.)
Communist Party of the United States of America
Congress of Racial Equality
Discrimination in employment