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[Shorefront oral history interviews]

Repository: Shorefront

Collection Description (CRHP): Since 1995, Shorefront has collected community and personal histories from African American residents of 7 suburbs north of the City of Chicago along the lake shore. The non-profit organization holds approximately 50 hours of audio tape from approximately 30 individuals speaking on subjects that include early life and community atmosphere in Chicago and Evanston, schools, and career choices, as well as important issues, people, events, and institutions in their communities. Though not focused on Civil Rights Movement, many interviews discuss narrators' involvement in the struggle and speak to solutions and outcomes with regard to discrimination and racism. Shorefront continues to capture people via video and audio, and has recently initiated a podcast series.

Collection URL: http://www.shorefrontlegacy.org/Shorefront/Home.html External Link

Date(s): 1995-present

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: 80 cubic feet

Language: English

Physical Location: Evanston, Illinois

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

Subjects:

African American businesspeople
African American politicians--Illinois
African Americans--Civil rights--Illinois
African Americans--Social conditions
School integration--Illinois
Segregation--Illinois
YMCA of the USA

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Videorecordings

 

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