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Interview with Samuel C. Hunter, Sr.

Repository: Pikes Peak Library District. Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): Interview with Samuel Crockett Hunter, Sr., Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Brenda Hawley and Norman Sams. Mr. Hunter was born January 26, 1892 in Weimar, Texas. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1920. Topics include college in Texas at the Prairie View State Normal Industrial College and the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, 1910-1914; studying under George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington; work available to blacks in Colorado Springs; discrimination and segregation in Colorado Springs; starting his own business as a mortician in 1925; segregation of burials in the cemeteries; membership and activity with the NAACP in Colorado Springs from 1922 on; segregation in movie theaters; segregation lawsuits in Colorado; segregation in fraternal organizations; race relations in Colorado Springs. Mr. Hunter died May 1981 in Colorado Springs.

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

Condition Note: No known condition problems

Date(s): 1973

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: OH-IV-31b

Extent: 1 sound tape reel 7 in.

Finding Aid: No

Language: English

Interviewees: Samuel Crockett Hunter, Sr.

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 American businesspeople
African American universities and colleges
African Americans--Civil rights--Colorado
African Americans--Colorado
African Americans--Texas
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943
Civil rights--Cases
Colorado--Race relations
Fraternal organizations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Race discrimination--Colorado
Tuskegee Institute
Undertakers and undertaking
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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