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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Muriel S. Snowden
RLIN number: NXCP94-A3
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Black Women Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and early education, Glen Ridge, New Jersey; synthesis of experience and formal training; first experience of racism; B.A., Radcliff College, 1938; New York School of Social Work, 1945; move to Boston, beginning of Freedom House: typical day, committee involvement, functions, community experience; women's responsibilities to family, heroes; life as mother; experiences of prejudice; Board of Directors, Shawmut Bank; Trustee, Babson College; Trustee, University of Massachusetts; League of Women for Community Service; role of black women in society; Freedom House coalition; Women's Information Network Service; National Council of Negro Women; activity with Boston public school system: desegregation, parent involvement, black advocacy; domestic life; advisory committee for Minnesota Experimental City; travel in Africa, sixth Pan-African Congress; Freedom House in Boston: relationship with white community, changes in black community, Boston plan, Galvin plan; marriage versus career; personal reflections.
Extent: Transcript: 111 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Permission required to cite or quote. Copyright by Muriel S. Snowden and the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Schlesinger Library for information. Original oral history held by: Schelsinger Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Snowden, Muriel S.
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Social reformer
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Gilkes, Cheryl
Organizations discussed: National Council of Negro Women; Pan African Congress, South Africa
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American families; African American women; African American women social reformers; African Americans--Civil rights; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Segregation--Boston (Mass.); African Americans--Social conditions; National Council of Negro Women; Oral history; Pan African Congress, South Africa; Race relations--United States; Social work with African Americans
Topics discussed - Other terms: Freedom House--Boston; Snowden, Muriel S.; Women's Information Network Service
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021347-16786