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Collection Details


Collection Name: Civil Rights Mediation Oral History Project
Repository Name: University of Colorado, Boulder. Conflict Research Consortium [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
URL: http://www.civilrightsmediation.org/interviews/
Dates Spanned: 1999-1999
Description: In 1999, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation gave Conflict Management Initiatives, Evanston, IL, in partnership with the Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder, a grant to obtain oral histories from seventeen mediators from the U.S. Community Relations Service (CRS) in order to document, and make available on the Internet, what they did and how they did it when they responded to volatile civil rights conflicts. The mediators selected for these interviews all have reputations among their peers as accomplished practitioners. They include retired mediators who were with the agency in its early years and others who are active at CRS today. They gained their experience in nine different field offices and the national headquarters in Washington, D.C. They represent the racial and gender diversity that typifies CRS. All have a vast amount of experience working with communities enmeshed in racial conflict. In interviews that ranged from three to nine hours, they described their thinking and the techniques and strategies they used in their efforts to bring parties to agreement in the most racially polarized community conflicts.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 19
Interviews: [18 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Human Rights; Sociology; Politics
ASP Subjects: Boulder, CO; Civil rights; Civil rights movements--United States; Colorado; Conflict management; Mediation; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000555