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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

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 Nov. 27

Griffin, Cheryl

Cheryl Griffin oral history with Peter Kleeman

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Interview with former UMass Amherst student, Cheryl Griffin, about her experiences on campus during 1965-1969, and her life as a lawyer and early education teacher. Griffin came to UMass from Boston, and lived in Van Meter dorm all four years on campus. She was active in the black student social and policical scenes, and in the African-American Student Union, where she served ... more

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2018 Nov. 27

Griffin, Cheryl

Cheryl Griffin oral history with Peter Kleeman

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Conclusion of interview with former UMass Amherst student, Cheryl Griffin, who was an undergraduate student from 1965-1969, looking through and reading parts of the 1965 UMass yearbook, the Index. See murg050_9-i002 for oral history interview with Griffin.

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2018 Nov. 27

Anderson, Anita

Anita Anderson oral history with Matthew Smith

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with former UMass student, Anita Anderson, about her experiences on campus during 1968-1970, and her life as a musician and activist. Born in Springfield, Mass., Anderson came to UMass through her connection to Outward Bound and on a scholarship from the UMass Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black Students (CCEBS). She was a part of the black student com... more

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2018 Nov. 24

Gautam, Bhuwan

Bhuwan Gautam: interview with Anshul Bhargava

Springfield (Mass.) - Bhuwan Gautam was born in Bhutan and became a refugee at the age of seven. He lived in the Timai refugee camp in Eastern Nepal for fifteen years before resettling in the United States in 2008. Mr. Gautam worked as a behavioral specialist at a community health center for two years and has over five years of experience working with refugee resettlement. Mr. Gautam also serves as a co-investigator with t... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2018 Nov. 24

Do, Phuong

Phuong Do: oral history with Hamza Mustafa, Li Chen, Adria Stephens, Hannah Wang, and Samantha Klein

Springfield (Mass.) - Phuong Do is a self-described daughter, wife, mother, and social worker. Her job allows her to be involved with the Vietnamese/American Community as a mental health counselor, using her bilingualism to extend healthcare to Vietnamese/Americans in the area. Her immigration to the U.S. was marked by difficulty, especially with the language barrier and cultural assimilation, which are struggles that pers... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2018 Nov. 13

McLemore, Leslie Burl

Leslie Burl McLemore oral history with Michelle Barrasso

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with former UMass Amherst graduate student, Leslie Burl McLemore, about his experiences on campus 1966-1970 as a doctoral student in the Government (now Political Science) department, and his life as a professor and activist. McLemore grew up in Mississippi and was active in the civil rights movement as an undergraduate at Rust College, and during his years earning a ... more

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2018 Nov. 12

Jaquith, Wayne T.

Wayne Jaquith: oral history with Kirstin Kay

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Wayne Jaquith, where he discusses his work with Physicians for Social Responsibility as Executive Director, starting in the late 1970s. Includes his work with Helen Caldicott and collaborating with other peace organizations.

Wayne Jaquith Papers

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