The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
James A. Roston oral history interview
Repository: University of Washington. Special Collections Division
Collection Description (Extant): African-American Seattle community member.
Roston, Jr. discusses his father, James A. Roston Sr., including his early background and his occupations before he came to Seattle. In Seattle, he organized the Longshoremen Association and later the Colored Marine Employees Benevolent Association. Roston, Jr. also discusses race relations on Seattle docks and areas where blacks lived ca. 1914-1915. There is some mention of conditions during the Depression including the employment situation on the docks during the years 1927-1930. A later influx of blacks into Seattle is discussed, as is its affect on race relations. More discussion on employment follows.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: Manuscript Coll. No.: 4874
Extent: 1 sound cassette (ca. 25 min.)
Finding Aid URL: http://digital.lib.washington.edu/dlxs/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=uwfa;cc=uwfa;q1=James%20A.%20Roston;rgn=Entire%20Finding%20Aid;view=text;didno=RostonJamesA4874.xml
Interviewees: James A. Roston
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American labor union members
African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (State)
Labor movement--Washington (State)
Washington (State)--Race relations