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Mildred Pitts Walter Oral History Interview

Catalog Data

Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
Mildred Pitts Walter, born 1922  Search this
Interviewed by:
David P. Cline Ph. D., American, born 1969  Search this
Subject of:
Southern University and A&M College, American, founded 1880  Search this
Earl Walter, American, died 1965  Search this
Congress of Racial Equality, American, founded 1942  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 1 hr., 31 min., 20 sec.
Total: 139.89 GB
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
San Mateo, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Soviet Union, Europe
Date:
March 1, 2013
Description:
The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.59.1a, 2011.174.59.1b, 2011.174.59.1c, 2011.174.59.1d, and 2011.174.59.1e.
Mildred Pitts Walter discusses her early life in Louisiana, attending Southern University, and moving to Los Angeles in 1944. Pitts recalls meeting Earl Walter whom she married two years later, her work with Earl who headed the Los Angeles chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) from 1951 to 1963, CORE pickets of housing developers in Los Angeles, and her work as a clerk in the LA school district while getting her teaching credentials. She also discusses her career writing over 20 books for children, her work with a national association of nurses to develop culturally sensitive training, marching in the Soviet Union for peace, her ideas about civil rights and human rights.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0059
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Children  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Housing  Search this
Humanitarianism  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1945-1953  Search this
U.S. History, 1953-1961  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number:
2011.174.59.1a-e
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Civil Rights History Project
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c3287578-990d-44cd-badf-5d696343119b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.59.1a-e