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West side stories: memories of West Philadelphia

Repository: University of Pennsylvania. University Archives and Records Center

Collection Description (CRHP): Some interviewees discuss the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Collection Description (Extant): Essays, interviews and images of West Philadelphia history created by students and residents of West Philadelphia. Project spearheaded by the Institute for Global Education and Service Learning

Access Copy Note: Excerpts of interviews are available at

Collection URL: External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Language: English

Interviewees: Joseph Akers, Beatrice Allen, Oreader Burgess, Dorothy Butler, Ethel Callicut, Catherine Cannie, David Casson, Lois Chapman, Audrey Coard, Lawrence Collier, Annas Colon, Joseph Cubbage, Ruth Daniels, Roscoe Dorsey, Mildred Douglass, George Drew, Mildred Formon, Lucy Gaines, Gussie Gatson, Inez Gilchrist, Lela Gorham, Rebecca Griffin, Mamie Haines, Letha Harte, John Hill, George Howe, Arcie Hyman, Mary Jackson, Sara Jackson, Dorothy Johnson, Frances Johnson, Emma Jones, Milton Jones, Versia Jones, Willie E. Jordan, Willie Joyner, Louise Key, Mary Koenig, Ella Lenox, Adelaide Lockwood, William "Sonny" Martin, Royster Millner, Bullet Minor, Virginia Morgan, Clifton Nixon, Sarah Petty, Pearl Rodgers, Sarah Rosenbourgh, Cleveland Ruff, Ruth Schretzenmaire, Glorian Smith, Inetha Terry, Gregory Torrice, Thelma Upshur, Connie E. Walker, Harriet Washington, Vera Waters, Virginia Watkins, Dorethea Woodfolk, Bertha Kimble, Fran Aulston, Ernestine Clark, Katherine Clark, Sybil Couche, Alia Hatch, Frances Drake, Sarah Harrington, William Jackson, Edward Jobe, Audrea Richardson, Gwendolyn Ruffin, Alma Watkins, Margaret Battle, Mable Epps, John Fida, Jeanette Marie Guerrero, Melvin L. Hardy, Carolyn Levy, Rosanna Nelson, Elizabeth Thornton, Evelyn Thorpe, Charlotte Walker, Thomas Marhsall, Vivian Nachmias, Constance Atkins

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African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Pennsylvania
Civil rights movements--Pennsylvania
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination


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