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2017 Aug. 10

Cotton, Churchill

Churchill Cotton: interview with Judith Monachina

Pittsfield (Mass.) - Interview with Churchill Cotton of the Berkshire Chapter, NAACP. Cotton was born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1950, and shortly after moved to Chicago, where he lived until the age of 10. His father became an AME minister there, and most of the family life was centered on the church. When he was age 10, they moved to Galesburg, Illinois, then when he was 15, back to Chicago. CC talks ... more

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection

2017 Apr. 13

Powell, Dennis

Dennis Powell: interview with Judith Monachina

Pittsfield, Mass. - Dennis Powell, born in Pittsfield Mass, 1945, discusses the West Side of Pittsfield, business and residential streets there, that were later destroyed by urban renewal projects. He lived with half siblings, mother, grandparents; talks about men, mentors in the neighborhood, especially Saint Clair Gunn. After graduating Pittsfield High School, enlisted in Army, Fort Dix,... more

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection