9 results found for: subject:"University of Massachusetts Amherst . Department of Afro American Studies"

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1988

Kaplan, Sidney, 1913-

Sidney Kaplan oral history with unidentified interviewer

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Sidney Kaplan, historian (African American studies), long-time professor of English, and one of the founders of the Massachusetts Review.

UMass Amherst Quasquicentennial Oral History Collection

1985

McClaurin, Irma

Michael Thelwell: informal half-length portrait, smoking a cigarette

Amherst (Mass.) - From a series of photographs of life at UMass Amherst.

Irma McClaurin Papers

2014 Feb. 26

Bracey, John H.

John Bracey: oral history interview with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with John H. Bracey, Professor and Chair of Afro American Studies at UMass Amherst. Arrival at UMass at request of Michael Thelwell; Black Power and birth of Black Studies Programs; growing up on campus of Howard University surrounded by African American educators.

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2013 Sept. 10

Bracey, John H.

John H. Bracey: oral history with Daniel Chard

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with John H. Bracey, early member and eventual Chair of the UMass Amherst Department of Afro American Studies. Grew up in an academic family at Howard University, went to segregated schools until junior high school; went to Howard for two years on athletic scholarship (met Michael Thelwell there) but took off to work as a mail clerk in DC, then transferred to ... more

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2013 Dec. 23

Davis, Allen

Allen Davis: oral history with Russell Annis

Hadley (Mass.) - Interview with Allen Davis, former masters and doctoral student at UMass starting 1966; drawn here by Sid Kaplan, Jules Chametzky, and Morris Golden UMass during the late 1960s and early 1970s; became active politically and in educational reform focused on living/learning and integration of education and living in dorms like Orchard Hill; challenges of imposing the Oxfo... more

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2013 Aug. 15 –

Thelwell, Michael

Ekwueme Michael Thelwell: oral history with Daniel Chard

Pelham (Mass.) - Interview with Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, civil rights activist, writer, and professor of Afro American Studies at UMass Amherst. Graduating from Howard University, work with SNCC and Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, ending at UMass after getting an invitation in 1965 from Sidney Kaplan and following an FBI interview threatening to deport him back to Jamaica if he w... more

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2010 Oct. 21

Tillis, Frederick, 1930-

Fred Tillis oral history interview with Russell Annis, part 1

Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with UMass Amherst Professor of Music. Preparatory discussions for longer interview on history of the Music Department: arrival in 1970, brought by Philip Bezanson (former teacher at University of Iowa) who was largely responsible for building the department. Building programs at UMass: Jazz in July (with Billy Taylor, Max Roach); bringing faculty on boar... more

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2010 Nov. 12

Tillis, Frederick, 1930-

Fred Tillis oral history interview with Russell Annis, part 2

Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history with UMass Amherst Professor of Music, Fred Tillis regarding growth of Music department. Career before coming to UMass. Segregation and education in Texas; study in Iowa; major figures in growth of department at UMass; Fine Arts Center.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2015 Mar. 25

Strickland, William, 1937-

William Strickland oral history with Robert S. Cox and Jeremy Smith

Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Strickland, Professor of African American Studies at UMass Amherst. Growing up in Roxbury; recollections of family and Malcolm X (00:04:25); importance of teachers, being selected as gifted in the third grade (00:05:22); entering Latin School and experiences with classmates (00:07:00); integration of streets and schools in Boston (00:10:00); admission to Harvard,... more

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection