The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Citizenship school oral histories
Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives
Collection Description (Extant): Oral history interviews conducted by David Levine, a University of Wisconsin graduate student, with 11 African Americans regarding their involvement with the Citizenship Schools in the South during the 1950s and 1960s. Included are the tape-recorded interviews, written summaries, and background information about the Citizen School program. The interviewees are predominantly from small towns in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina and discuss what life was like for them before the civil rights movement and during their involvement with the schools, and how life changed for them in the 1960s.
Collection URL: http://arcat.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=22453
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: WIHV01-A96
Extent: 0.1 c.f.; 11 tape recordings
Interviewees: Ida Proctor Baken, Catherine M. Branch, Marie Epps, Pauline Hendrik, Emogene Stromen Middleton, Idessa Redden, Bill Saunders, Constance Shelley, Dorthea Stewart, Matt Suarez, Inez Taylor
Rights (CRHP): Restricted: Closed to research until January 1, 2023, without the written permission of David Levine.
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)