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Interview with Charles Banks

Repository: Pikes Peak Library District. Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): Interview with Charles Banks, Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Brenda Hawley and Norman Sams 1973-05-18. Mr. Banks was born February 27, 1880, in West Virginia. He arrived in Colorado Springs in 1905, at age 25. Topics include military service during the Spanish-American War; the African American experience in Colorado Springs during much of the 20th century; types of work and wages available to African Americans in Colorado Springs; his work at the Pike View coal mines; segregation and racism in Colorado Springs; seeking civil rights through legislation and the courts; mention of his early participation with the NAACP. Banks died September 1976 in Colorado Springs.

Access Copy Note: Audio recording and transcript available at Pikes Peak Library District, Special Collections.

Condition Note: No known condition problems

Date(s): 1973

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: OH IV-002a

Extent: 1 sound tape reel 7 in.; transcript

Finding Aid: No

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Charles Banks correspondence housed in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records, 1842-1999, Colorado Springs Branch Files, 1910-1947, Library of Congress, finding aid online at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms008007.

Interviewees: Charles Banks

Rights (Extant): The collection is open to the public. However, the researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy and copyright that may be involved in the use of this collection.

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights--Colorado
African Americans--Colorado
African Americans--Economic conditions
African Americans--Employment
Civil rights--Cases
Miners
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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