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Pasadena heritage oral history project

Repository: Pasadena Heritage

Collection Description (CRHP): Ruby McKnight Williams discusses the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, and the NAACP. Other interviewees discuss the desegregation of public schools in Pasadena.

Collection Description (Extant): The Pasadena Heritage Oral History Project was created in 1996 with major funding provided by a bequest from Lucille W. Holling. The Project's goal is to continue and expand the work of the former Pasadena Oral History Project, which was founded in 1977 by a consortium of community groups. The Oral History Project is an important part of Pasadena Heritage's work to preserve our cultural and architectural heritage and history.

The Project's focus is to document life in Pasadena - the evolving and ever fluid character and landscape of the city over the years - through the eyes of those who have experienced and participated in its history. As the city grows, prospers, and experiences a multitude of changes, it is inevitable that portions of its legacy are lost... to the bulldozer, to changing generations, to new technologies and to population shifts. Capturing individual stories and histories before they are lost, never to be reclaimed, is the priority of the Pasadena Heritage Oral History Project.

Collection URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Ruby McKnight Williams

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Civil rights movements--California
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
School integration--California--Pasadena


Sound recordings


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