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March on Milwaukee: More than one struggle, oral history project

Repository: Marquette University. Raynor Memorial Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Interviews conducted by students at Marquette University, concentrating on aspects of the civil rights movement in Milwaukee during the 1960s. All interviewees are African American, including Mary Chiles Arms, Squire Austin, Hubert Cornfield, Gwen Dansby, Howard Fuller, Richard Green, Robert Nicholson and Lauri Wynn. Also included is a reminiscence by civil rights leader Vel Phillips, plus three historical documentaries produced by the students who conducted most of the interviews. Topics of the interviews include the actions of the NAACP's Youth Council; school boycotts to protest de facto school segregation administered by Milwaukee Public Schools; alternative freedom schools; the activities of the Wisconsin Education Association Council during the school desegregation lawsuit; descriptions of protests over racial discrimination involving housing; the leadership of activists Rev. James Groppi, Lloyd Barbee, and Vel Phillips; and the civil disturbances in Milwaukee's central city during the summer of 1967. Transcripts of the interviews are included in paper form.

Access Copy Note: A duplicate set of these transcripts and recorded interviews is available at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society.

Date(s): 2008

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: .5 c.f. (including 8 digital videocassettes, 1 audio cassette, 4 DVD-R discs)

Finding Aid URL: http://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/Mss/MOM/MOM-main.shtml External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Mary Chiles Arms, Squire Austin, Hubert Cornfield, Gwen Dansby, Howard Fuller, Richard Green, Robert Nicholson, Lauri Wynn, Vel Phillips

Rights (Extant): Release forms were obtained from 5 of the 9 interviewees. Researchers, therefore, should not quote directly from those interviews lacking proper releases.

Subjects:

African Americans--Education
Barbee, Lloyd A., 1925-
Civil rights movements--Wisconsin
Discrimination in housing
Groppi, James, 1930-1985
Race riots
School integration--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Segregation in education

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Videorecordings

 

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