Film, Video Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013 March 01
Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013 March 01
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- Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013 March 01
- Mildred Pitts Walter discusses her early life in Louisiana, attending Southern University, and moving to Los Angeles in 1944. Pitts recalls meeting Earl Walter whom she married two years later, her work with Earl who headed the Los Angeles chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) from 1951 to 1963, CORE pickets of housing developers in Los Angeles, and her work as a clerk in the LA school district while getting her teaching credentials. She also discusses her career writing over 20 books for children, her work with a national association of nurses to develop culturally sensitive training, marching in the Soviet Union for peace, her ideas about civil rights and human rights.
- Walter, Mildred Pitts, interviewee
- Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
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- - Walter, Mildred Pitts--Interviews
- - Walter, Earl,--1914-1965
- - Congress of Racial Equality
- - African American civil rights workers--California--Interviews
- - African American women authors--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--California
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Discrimination in housing--California--Los Angeles
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in San Mateo, California, on March 1, 2013.
- - Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- - Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - Mildred Pitts Walter and her husband, Earl Walter, were active in the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the late 1950s helping to desegregate housing in California. She also helped recruit Freedom Riders from California. She later became a teacher and prolific children's book author.
- - The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - In English.
- - Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
- 5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (91 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (36 pages).
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0059
- Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
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Walter, Mildred Pitts, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669158/.
APA citation style:
Walter, M. P., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669158/.
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Walter, Mildred Pitts, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669158/>.