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Collection Details


Collection Name: Black Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Fisk University. Franklin Library, Special Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Dates Spanned: 1970-1973
Description: Founded in 1970 and strengthened in 1971-73, contains taped interviews with persons who have been eyewitnesses, participants, or contributors to the African-American experience. Included are taped interviews with residents of all-black towns, Vietnam veterans, literary figures, musicians, scientists, educators, and women. Among the subjects represented are Margaret Walker Alexander, Arna Bontemps, Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Will D. Campbell, Owen Dodson, Aaron Douglas, Jewel LaFontant, Ethel Ray Nance, Era Bell Thompson, and Howard Thurman. The Radcliffe College Black Women Oral History project transcripts are also housed here.
Broad Subjects: Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: African American leadership; African Americans; African Americans--History; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0003005