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2018 Aug. 11

Evans, Cheryl

Cheryl Evans oral history

Roselle (N.J.) - Oral history of former UMass Amherst student, Cheryl Evans, about her experiences on campus as student from 1964-1968, as a UMass Assistant Area Coordinator of Orchard Hill in 1969, and her life as a teacher, academic, and activist, especially in relation to African American communities. Evans came to UMass from Medford, Mass., recalls being one of six people of color on campu... more

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2014

Jaffe, BernardKlate, Jonathan

Bernard Jaffe oral history with Jonathan Klate

Edgewater (N.J.) - Interview with Bernard Klate, former attorney for W.E.B. Du Bois and Shirley Graham Du Bois, discussion his memories of Du Bois during the McCarthy era and governmental persecution; the Peace Information Center; friendship with Du Bois; Marx, inequality, and class. Also in attendance are Jay Schafer (Director of Libraries, UMass Amherst) and William Strickland (Afro American ... more

Bernard Jaffe Papers

2018 Dec. 13

Evans, Cheryl

Cheryl Evans oral history with Peter Kleeman

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with former UMass Amherst student, Cheryl Evans, about her experiences on campus as student from 1964-1968, as a UMass assistant area coordinator of Orchard Hill in 1969, and her life as a teacher, academic, and activist, especially in relation to African American communities. Evans came to UMass from Medford, Mass., recalls being one of six people of color on campus... more

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2018 Dec. 19

Chea, Rowun

Roeun Chea: oral history with Lily Tang, Richmond Amoako, Noelle McManus, Mae Humphreville, Christine Yao

Amherst (Mass.) - 50-year-old Roeun Chea is an art and math intervention teacher at Springfield Public School. Born in Cambodia, he was forced into a concentration camp under the reign of the Khmer Rouge, where he remained for three years. After spending another three years in a refugee camp, he resettled with a foster family in Western Massachusetts. Though excited and grateful for the new opportunities presented to h... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

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

1995 Dec. 18

Nash, Joe, 1919-2005

Joe Nash: oral history with Peggy Schwartz Part 5

Amherst (Mass.) - Recollections of the life of Pearl Primus, her teaching, and her impact on American modern dance, ethnic dance, African dance, and the study and understanding of African culture. Nash was an African American dancer and dance historian from New York and coordinator of black dance history courses at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center; he was also a long-time collaborator and f... more

Pearl Primus Collection

1995 Dec. 18

Nash, Joe, 1919-2005

Joe Nash: oral history with Peggy Schwartz Part 1

Amherst (Mass.) - Recollections of the life of Pearl Primus, her teaching, and her impact on American modern dance, ethnic dance, African dance, and the study and understanding of African culture. Nash was an African American dancer and dance historian from New York and coordinator of black dance history courses at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center; he was also a long-time collaborator and f... more

Pearl Primus Collection

1995 Dec. 18

Nash, Joe, 1919-2005

Joe Nash: oral history with Peggy Schwartz Part 2

Amherst (Mass.) - Recollections of the life of Pearl Primus, her teaching, and her impact on American modern dance, ethnic dance, African dance, and the study and understanding of African culture. Nash was an African American dancer and dance historian from New York and coordinator of black dance history courses at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center; he was also a long-time collaborator and f... more

Pearl Primus Collection

1995 Dec. 18

Nash, Joe, 1919-2005

Joe Nash: oral history with Peggy Schwartz Part 4

Amherst (Mass.) - Recollections of the life of Pearl Primus, her teaching, and her impact on American modern dance, ethnic dance, African dance, and the study and understanding of African culture. Nash was an African American dancer and dance historian from New York and coordinator of black dance history courses at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center; he was also a long-time collaborator and f... more

Pearl Primus Collection