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Document Details


Title: Ernie McBride
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive
Collection: Long Beach Area History: Community Builders
Description: Ernie McBride has been a long time activist for African American civil rights in Long Beach. He came to Long Beach seeking work during World War II and found it in the shipyards. Observing how the local Black community was routinely harassed by the police, he organized a chapter of the NAACP and used it to mobilize support for the civil rights movement that was developing after the war. He was active in fighting against restrictive covenants and segregation in both neighborhoods of single family homes and in a local Navy housing project.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: McBride, Ernie
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Activist; Shipyard employee
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD
Locations discussed: California; Long Beach, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Long Beach (Calif.); African Americans--Segregation; California; Civil rights--United States; Housing; Long Beach, CA; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Shipyards; United States
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0035215-38782