The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
1221 E. Kearsley Street
Repository URL: http://www.sloanlongway.org/home.aspx
Repository description (CRHP): The Sloan's research center holds the 200 hours of interviews conducted by Wanda Howard, African American Collections Project coordinator, and published as the book "Bronze Pillars" by Rhonda Sanders in 1995. The museum also has a Great Migration oral history project, and two oral histories related to fair housing, United Auto Workers, and the NAACP.
Repository description (extant): Regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science are major features of the Sloan Museum, located at 1221 E. Kearsley Street in Flint, Michigan. The Science Discovery Center allows children and adults to explore principles of chemistry and physics through exhibit and staff presentations. The Hometown Gallery invites visitors to explore the 19th century with interactive hands on activities in three historic settings. The Buick Automotive Gallery presents major automotive exhibits featuring vehicles from the Sloan fleet of over 80 Flint-built automobiles. Dramatic settings, video programs and hundreds of artifacts and photographs portray the area's tumultuous 20th century history in the Flint and the American Dream exhibit. Traveling exhibits fill the Temporary Gallery with a variety of educational and entertaining displays year-round.
Repository type: Museum
Wanda Howard collection