The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
New Orleans community oral history collection
Repository: University of New Orleans. Earl K. Long Library
Collection Description (Extant): Audiocassette copies of interviews with members of the New Orleans community.
Interviewed by unidentified interviewer
Tape 1 of 2, includes childhood reminiscences; New Orleans politics, World War II to the 1970s; participation in Friends of New Orleans Public Library, League of Women Voters, Urban League; Flint-Goodrich Hospital; United Fund; construction of Pontchartrain Park subdivision; desegregation of New Orleans Public Schools; Xavier University.
Tape 2 of 2, side 1, Xavier University, Catholic Church in New Orleans.
Judge John Minor Wisdom
Interviewed by Beatrice Rodriguez Owsley. January 12, January 18, January 24, 1996.
Tape 1 of 1, side 1, January 12. Family background; education; early law career; link between Charleston, New Orleans and Savannah; free people of color; marriage to Bonnie Wisdom and background of wife's family.
Tape 1 of 1, side 2. Wife's interests, their son and daughter; WWII Service; Schwegmann v Calvert Distillers; Louisiana Constitution of 1898; Democratic Party primaries in Louisiana; work in presidential campaign of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Tape 1 of 2, side 1, January 18. Republican party in Louisiana; Johnny Jackson, Chairman of Louisiana Republican Party, ca. 1950s; Americans for Eisenhower; selection of vice president.
Tape 1 of 2, side 2. Brown v Board of Education; Labat v Bennett; remarks on civil rights; threats to family; awards received by family; 5th District Court majority opinion in favor of James Meredith; Mississippi and civil rights; work in Children's Bureau and Protestant Home for Babies.
Tape 2 of 2, side 1. Awards received; Tulane University, qualifications needed to be a good judge.
Tape 1 of 1, side 1, January 24. Additional details on his work in the Republican Party in Louisiana.
Existing IDs: Mss 284
Finding Aid URL: http://library.uno.edu/specialcollections/inventories/284.htm
Interviewees: Rosa Keller, John Minor Wisdom
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
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