Interview with James Washington Sr., Part 1

Interview with James Washington Sr., Part 1

Interviewee

James Washington Sr.

Files

Download James Washington Sr., Part 1 - Abstract (101 KB)

Download James Washington Sr., Part 1 - Transcript (140 KB)

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Interviewers

Max Jensen

Description

Part 1 of two part interview with James Washington Sr. recorded on February 5, 2013. Mr. Washington is interviewed by Kalamazoo College student Max Jensen as a part of SHARE's (formerly known as the Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society) Baldwin Archive Engaging the Wisdom Project with Kalamazoo College. During the interview Mr. Washington discusses the following topics:

  • Growing up in a large family in Illinois;
  • Racial relations in Springfield, Illinois;
  • Interest in music and the Western Michigan University choir;
  • Work at Gibson Guitar and the Kalamazoo Police Department;
  • Civil rights in the Kalamazoo Area;
  • Riots in Detroit and Kalamazoo;
  • Changes in Kalamazoo as a result of the Civil Rights Movement.

Additional files include full transcription and abstract (includes content timestamps).

Date of Interview

2-5-2013

Location of Interview

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Series

Engaging the Wisdom

Keywords

Oral History, Kalamazoo Michigan, African American History, Western Michigan University, NAACP, Van Avery’s Drugstore, Martin Luther King Jr

Disciplines

African American Studies | Oral History | Public History | Race and Ethnicity | Social History | Social Justice

Notes

The Society for History and Racial Equity’s oral history archive is made possible through Western Michigan University’s Presidential Innovation Professorship program. All collection materials and copyright are owned by SHARE; Western Michigan University Libraries provide stewardship and digital access. Content is for educational purposes only and non-reproducible. If cited or linked, please do so through ScholarWorks with appropriate attribution. Please direct any questions to scholarworks@wmich.edu.

The Engaging the Wisdom project was made possible by Ms. Donna Odom (retired SHARE Executive Director), Dr. Bruce Mills (Kalamazoo College History Department) and Kalamazoo College students.

Language

ENG

Document Type

Book

Length of video

-

Length of video log

13 pages

Interview with James Washington Sr., Part 1

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