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Steven Harris oral history interview

Repository: Connecticut Historical Society

Collection Description (CRHP): In this interview, he also mentions a racist incident in North Carolina and briefly to the Black Panthers just getting formalized in Hartford in 1966-7. He also discusses the perception that blacks, Hispanics and poor whites were disproportionately drafted into the army.

Collection Description (Extant): Tells of his youth as an African American in Stowe Village, Hartford, Conn., his enlistment for military service, his experiences with racism while in basic training, events in Vietnam and his return home and work with young people in Stowe Village.

Date(s): 1981

Extent: 1 transcript (137 pages)

Language: English

Related Archival Items: The Connecticut Historical Society also has the Vietnam War veterans interviews collection, 1981. At least a couple interviews are with black soldiers and deal with racism.

Interviewees: Steven Harris

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

Subjects:

African American veterans
African Americans--Connecticut
Black Panther Party
Black power
Discrimination in the military
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Participation, African American

Genres:

Interviews
Transcripts

 

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