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Wanda Howard collection

Repository: Sloan Museum

Collection Description (CRHP): Wanda Howard, African American Collections Project coordinator at the Sloan Museum, conducted more than 200 hours of interviews in order to prepare a 1992 exhibit called "Flint and the American Dream." Topics of the interviews include: integration, public housing, lifestyles, job discrimination, discrimination in education, churches, IMA auditorium and amusement parks and campgrounds, businesses (segregated), clubs/service organizations, athletes, race relations, protest, changes introduced by migrating southerners, interracial friendship fair housing, police brutality (pickets to protest), KKK, NAACP, black nurses, businesspeople, teachers, Buick, Chevrolet, veterans, politicians, Urban League, UAW, Community Civic League (protest), a lawsuit regarding segregated cemeteries, a fair-housing sleep-in, the 1967 disturbance, and school integration.

Date(s): 1983-1986

Digital Status: No

Extent: 200 interviews (audio cassette)

Language: English

Physical Location: Flint, Michigan

Related Archival Items: See also oral histories at the Sloan Museum that are part of the Great Migration project.

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

Subjects:

African American athletes
African American businesspeople
African American churches--Michigan
African American educators--Michigan
African American labor union members
African American nurses
African American politicians--Michigan
African American veterans
African Americans--Civil rights--Michigan
Automobile industry and trade
Civil rights demonstrations--Michigan
Discrimination in education
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in housing
Discrimination in public accommodations
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Michigan
Michigan--Race relations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Urban League
Police brutality--Michigan--Flint
Rural-urban migration
School integration--Michigan
Segregation

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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