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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Melnea A. Cass
RLIN number: NXCP87-A42
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Black Women Oral History Project
Description: Relatives; education to 1914; work as housekeeper; early protest meetings; Robert Gould Shaw House in 1920s; daily life; church work; community clubs; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Action for Boston Community Development in 1950s; views on illegitimacy, abortion, skin color; awards and honorary degrees.
Extent: Transcript: 140 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Original oral history held by: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cass, Melnea A., 1896-1978
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1896
Speaker occupation: Civic leader
Age at speaking: 81
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Mottl, Tahi Lani
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Civil rights; African Americans--Social conditions; Civil rights workers--United States; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Cass, Melnea A., 1896-1978
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018178-13621