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Adult voices children's eyes

Repository: African American Museum of Iowa

Collection Description (Extant): The African American Museum of Iowa's oral history project, Adult Voices Children's Eyes, provides a platform for Iowa's vibrant African American history. Students and youth groups throughout the state are hearing the little known stories of African Americans in Iowa. Not only are Iowa's students learning about their history, heritage, and culture, they are gaining valuable interview and communication skills.

The project promotes cross-generational interaction in communities such as Council Bluffs, Waterloo, Quad Cities, Des Moines, Ames, Clinton, Dubuque, Muscatine, and Cedar Rapids. The groups are interviewing individuals addressing four topics:

* Segregation and Integration in Iowa
* African American Professionals in Iowa
* Civil Rights Organizations in Iowa
* African American Church History in Iowa.

[...] These interviews are a part of the Museum's new permanent exhibit, Endless Possibilities, and a part of the Museum's permanent collection.

Access Copy Note: Transcripts and videos are available online at the collection URL.

Collection URL: http://www.blackiowa.org/education/childrens-oral-history-project/ External Link

Date(s): 2007-

Digital Status: Yes

Extent: 70 interviews

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See also older oral histories held by the Museum and cataloged as part of archival collections.

Interviewees: Billy Stone, Edith Sharp, Bill Sharp, Dr. Thomas Hill, Dorothy “Dot” Steverson, LaMetta Wynn, Milli Dawson, Cammie Dean, Jewel Sanford, Stanley Mitchell, McArthur Anderson, Esther Anderson, Dr. Dan Johnson, Robert JJ Kimble, Wayne Clinton, Donna Hampton, Pearlie Griggs, Tom Moore, Melvin Walton, Sandra Walton, Lucy Reed, Adrianna Welton, Geraldine Sanford, Thomas Levi, Judge Brown, Jr., Marty James-Walton, Rosa B. Garner, Leo Griggs, Claudette Bees, Deborah Teague, Ruth Haddix, Ruby Haddix, Collette Marie, Alvin Glen Vesey, Akwi Nji-Dawson, Barbara Sanford, Jennifer Graf, Vergarie Sanford, Freda Long, Victor Anderson, James Randall, Janice Cotton, Ésaïe Toïngar, Grady Bluford, Archie Arvin, Bev George Taylor, Julie Mitchell, Paula Boyd, Bill Rose, Mel Rose, Deena White, Althea James, Barbara Elam, Adrien Wing, Ross Wilburn, Beatrice Jackson, Marcella David, William Cribbs, Tony Brown, William Perkins, Madai Taylor, Nate Ndjerareou, Sarah Ndjerareou, Byron Winston, Geri Winston, Dorian Byrd, John Herring, Otis McGowan, Frederick Seay, Karen Roebuck, Wesley Adam McGee, Sr., Stanley Moore, Richard Hayes, Patti Miller, Bill Gluba, James Robinson, Lileah Harris, LySanias Broyles, Dwayne Daniels, Lionel Foster, Leonard Foster

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

Subjects:

African American businesspeople
African American churches--Iowa
African Americans--Civil rights--Iowa
Civil rights movements--Iowa
School integration
Segregation

Genres:

Interviews
Transcripts
Videorecordings

 

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