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[Civil rights oral history interviews, Gary, Indiana]

Repository: Indiana University Northwest. Calumet Regional Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): A number of civil rights-related recordings in the Calumet Regional Archive were conducted by Dr. James B. Lane, a recently retired history professor at Indiana University Northwest. They are summarized on index cards held at the library. Most of the interviews focus on Richard Gordon Hatcher, first black mayor of Gary, Indiana (1967), and his administration. Also included is a tape of a press conference held by Martin Luther King, Jr., in Gary in 1966. Other interviews deal with civil rights issues and activism in Gary more generally.

Access Copy Note: Contact the archivist in advance of a site visit.

Date(s): 1966-1995

Digital Status: No

Extent: 46 audio cassettes

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See also CRA300 -- The Eugene McKinley Kirtland Papers. Kirtland was a city councilman and vocal critic of Mayor Hatcher and his administration.

See "Steel Shavings," a local history magazine edited by Professor James B. Lane since 1975. The magazine is comprised of oral histories about the Calumet Region. Copies are held in the Calumet Archives.

Interviewees: Charlie Brown, Joseph Chapman, Nathaniel Coleman, Katie Hall, Richard Gordon Hatcher, Clifford Minton

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

Subjects:

African American politicians--Indiana
African Americans--Indiana
Civil rights movements--Indiana
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Speeches

 

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