skip navigation  The Library of Congress >> Research Centers
AFC Logo The American Folklife Center
A - Z Index
 home >> Civil Rights History Project >> Survey of Collections and Repositories >> Collections >> Collection Record

The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories

James A. Roston oral history interview

Repository: University of Washington. Special Collections Division

Collection Description (Extant): African-American Seattle community member.

Roston, Jr. discusses his father, James A. Roston Sr., including his early background and his occupations before he came to Seattle. In Seattle, he organized the Longshoremen Association and later the Colored Marine Employees Benevolent Association. Roston, Jr. also discusses race relations on Seattle docks and areas where blacks lived ca. 1914-1915. There is some mention of conditions during the Depression including the employment situation on the docks during the years 1927-1930. A later influx of blacks into Seattle is discussed, as is its affect on race relations. More discussion on employment follows.

Date(s): 1969

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Manuscript Coll. No.: 4874

Extent: 1 sound cassette (ca. 25 min.)

Finding Aid URL: http://digital.lib.washington.edu/dlxs/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=uwfa;cc=uwfa;q1=James%20A.%20Roston;rgn=Entire%20Finding%20Aid;view=text;didno=RostonJamesA4874.xml External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: James A. Roston

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

Subjects:

African American labor union members
African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (State)
African Americans--Employment
Labor movement--Washington (State)
Washington (State)--Race relations

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

  Back to Top

 

 home >> Civil Rights History Project >> Survey of Collections and Repositories >> Collections >> Collection Record

A - Z Index
  The Library of Congress >> Research Centers
   March 5, 2012
Legal | External Link Disclaimer

Contact Us:
Ask a Librarian