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In sisterhood: the women's movement in Pittsburgh oral history multimedia project

Repository: University of Pittsburgh. University Libraries. Archives Service Center

Collection Description (CRHP): See the interview with Alma Fox, who was the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP from 1966-1971. She participated in a protest against Sears and Roebuck in 1968 for their discrimination against hiring African Americans.

Collection Description (Extant): In Sisterhood: The Women's Movement in Pittsburgh is an oral history project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of this inspiring aspect of the region's history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.

Our collection of digitally recorded interviews will provide a new source of data for scholars studying social movements and/or regional and national history and will be donated to the University of Pittsburgh when the project is completed. Our multimedia exhibit, meanwhile, featuring a portrait gallery and two five-minute videos, will be suitable for installation in galleries, museums, universities and community spaces, including events celebrating Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary and Pennsylvania's 2008 Governor's Conference on Women which will be held in Pittsburgh this fall.

Collection URL: http://insisterhood.info/index.htm External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Alma Fox

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

Subjects:

African American women--Pennsylvania
Civil rights demonstrations--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
Civil rights movements--Pennsylvania
Discrimination in employment
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Women's rights

Genres:

Interviews

 

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