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Detroit African-American history project

Repository: Wayne State University. Walter P. Reuther Library

Collection Description (Extant): One of the strengths of the Detroit African American History Project is found in the interviews that we have included. Interviews of scholars and people that experienced the history that we are seeking to document bring life to subjects that are not always easy to relate in the form of the written word. With passion and energy, these streamed audiovisual interviews have the capacity to reflect more than merely what happened, but the personal sentiment associated with this dynamic history.

Access Copy Note: Clips of interviews are available on the website.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 2001

Digital Status: Yes

Extent: 34 interviews

Language: English

Related Archival Items: At the Reuther Library, see also 115 interviews conducted by Elaine Latzman Moon for her book "Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes" (transcripts only). Search the Michigan Oral History Database to find individual records (

Interviewees: Dennis Archer, Robert Berg, Catherine Blackwell, Kevin Boyle, Jack Casey, Mbiyu Chui, Julius Combs, John Conyers, Jr., Juanita Diggs, De Witt Dykes, George Gaines, Elliot Hall, Erma Henderson, Nicholas Hood, Jesse Jackson, Horace Jefferson, Melvin Jefferson, Arthur Johnson, Damon J. Keith, Amelita Mandingo-Burton, Fred Martin, Jean Ernst Mayfield, Susetta McCree, Dores McCree, Norman McRae, B. Pennie Millender, Jean Mitchell, Cornelius Pitts, Felix Seldon, Ronald F. Shreve, Bryan Walls, Glenn Wash, Roberta Hughes Wright

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


African American churches--Michigan
African Americans--Michigan
Civil rights movements--Michigan
Civil rights--Cases
Michigan--Race relations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Police brutality--Michigan--Detroit
Race discrimination--Michigan
Young, Coleman A.


Sound recordings


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