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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Wilbert Tatum
RLIN number: NXCP90-A4
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early childhood and family life in North Carolina; sense of family within the black community; issue of black women raising white children; trip to New York, NY to receive high school journalism award from Columbia University, 1950; higher formal education at Lincoln and Yale Universities; rejection of religion; difficulties while establishing himself in New York City; participation in civil rights movement; work to improve city housing; purchase of Amsterdam News and its function within the black community; Amsterdam News worker's strike; impressions of Edward I. Koch.
Extent: Transcript: 80 leaves, Transcript: 3 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New york, 1987. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Tatum, Wilbert
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Newspaper publisher
Document date: 1987
Interviewer: Bundy, Kissette
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American journalists; African American newspapers; African Americans--Social conditions; Civil rights; Journalism; Journalists; New York; New York (N.Y.)--Politics and government; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Amsterdam News (newspaper); Tatum, Wilbert
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021167-16606