Film, Video Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013-03-01.
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- Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013-03-01.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Cline, David P., 1969- (Interviewer)
- Walter, Mildred Pitts (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- San Mateo, California, March 1, 2013
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Congress of Racial Equality
- - Civil rights movements--California
- - African American civil rights workers--California--Interviews
- - Discrimination in housing--California--Los Angeles
- - African American women authors--Interviews
- - Walter, Earl, d. 1965
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- California -- San Mateo
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: 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.
- - Biographical History: 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.
- - Acquisition Note: 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.
- - Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact.
- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 5 video files of 5 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (91 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (36 pages)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
- online text
ContributorsCivil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Cline, David P.
Walter, Mildred Pitts
SubjectsAfrican American Civil Rights Workers
African American Women Authors
Civil Rights Movements
Congress of Racial Equality
Discrimination in Housing
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Chicago citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Mildred Pitts Walter. Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013-03-01. San Mateo, California, March 1, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0059/. (Accessed March 29, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Cline, D. P. & Walter, M. P. (2013) Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013-03-01. San Mateo, California, March 1. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0059/.
MLA citation style:
Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and Mildred Pitts Walter. Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013-03-01. San Mateo, California, March 1, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0059/>.