The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education oral history project.
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Collection Description (Extant): Oral history focusing on the turbulent 1960s and 1970s when African American journalists first broke into mainstream media. In the late 1960s, [Leandra] Abbott was one of three Black women to break the color line at Newsweek Magazine.
Finding Aid: Each oral history is cataloged in the Oakland Public Library catalog.
Interviewees: Leandra Abbott, Ed Bradley, Audreen Buffalo, Earl Caldwell, Joy Elliott, C. Gerald Fraser, George Goodman, Al Harvin, Charles Hobson, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Jane Tillman Irving, Lenore Jenkins-Allen, Melba Tolliver, Hollie West, Mel Watkins, Claude Lewis, Nancy Hicks Maynard, Wallace Terry, Mary Ellen Butler, Robert Terrell, Austin Long Scott, Ben Williams, Marquita Poole Eckert, Valena Minor Williams, Belva Davis, Bob Allen, Gil Scott, Jerri Lange, Dennis Richmond
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American journalists
Civil rights movements--Press coverage