Related Oral Histories



ABC Television Network

"Bias and the Mass Media," Thursday, June 27, 1968. 33 p.

"Bias and the Mass Media - 2," Thursday, July 11, 1968. 35 p.

"Black Fiddler: Prejudice and the Negro," Thursday, August 7, 1969.
An examination of Black anti-Semitism in the Oceanhill-Brownsville area of New York City. 40 p.

"Black Mood on Campus," July 13, 1969. 33 p.

"Can White Suburbia Think Black?" Monday, July 29, 1969.
Negro and white citizens of New Rochelle, New York, discuss race problems. 39 p.

"The Great Divide: Civil Rights and the Bill," Friday, May 22, 1964.
Examines aspects of the Civil Rights Act 1964 with interviewees pro and con. 35 p.

"It Can Be Done," Thursday, July 3, 1969.
Citizens of Atlanta, Georgia, discuss interracial progress in their city. 37 p.

"Newark: The Anatomy of a Riot," July 14, 1968. 52 p.

"Prejudice and the Police," Monday, July 15, 1968. 46 p.

"To Be Black," August 24, 1969.
Citizens of California discuss their Black rage with two Negro psychiatrists. 41 p.

"The Welfare Game," Sunday, July 27, 1969. 42 p.

"White Racism and Black Education," July 28, 1968. 43 p.

CBS Television Network

"CBS News Special Report," Saturday, April 6, 1968.
Looks at civil disturbances in various U. S. cities following the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Includes interviews with the man who claims to have seen King's assassin leaving the motel. 10 p.

"Face the Nation," Sunday, February 16, 1969.
James Farmer, Assistant Secretary-Designate for Administration, U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, discusses his role in the Nixon Administration. 20 p.

"Face the Nation," Sunday, September 28, 1969.
Mrs. Coretta Scott King discusses the memorial to her late husband and her criticisms of the Nixon Administration. 15 p.

"Face the Nation," Sunday, December 7, 1969.
Donald R. Rumsfeld, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity discusses the legislation to extend OEO, the future of OEO, and some of its programs. 20 p.

"Face the Nation," Sunday, December 14, 1969.
Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower, Chairman, National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, discusses the Commission's final report to President Nixon. 19 p.

"Face the Nation," Sunday December 28, 1969.
David Hilliard, Chief of Staff, Black Panther Party, discusses the rhetoric, goals, and philosophy of his organization. 21 p.

"Face the Nation," Sunday, March 29, 1970.
The Reverend Ralph Abernathy, President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, discusses the progress of school desegregation, the new SCLC programs based on organizing the poor, and the Black Panthers.

"Face the Nation," Sunday, August 2, 1970.
Dr. James Cheek, President, Howard University is interviewed concerning his report to President Nixon on student problems. Also discussed are campus unrest and the Nixon Administration's responsibility to Black communities and universities. 17 p.

"Face the Nation," Sunday, August 16, 1970.
John Gardner, Chairman, National Urban Coalition, discusses his new nonpartisan citizens political movement, The Common Cause. 17 p.

"Face the Nation," Sunday, August 23, 1970.
Arthur A. Fletcher, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Wage and Labor Standards, discusses the Nixon Administration's policies towards Blacks and the Philadelphia Plan "which assures employment opportunity for minorities" where federal funds are expended. 19 p.

"60 Minutes," Tuesday, December 24, 1968.
Spotlights a Christmas visit the family of the late Martin Luther King Jr. (pp. 3-6). 15 p.

"60 Minutes," Tuesday, January 20, 1970.
Focuses on the high rate of crime in Washington, D. C. pp. 1-8.

"60 Minutes," Tuesday, December 8, 1970.
Looks at race relations between Black and white U. S. military personnel in Germany. pp. 6-13.

"The Battle of East St. Louis," Tuesday, December 30, 1969.
Features a "sensitivity training" session in which Blacks and whites try to understand each other's problems. 16 p.

"Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed," Tuesday, July 2, 1968.
Includes a survey of Black history makers. 22 p.

"The Black Soldier," Tuesday, July 9. 1968.
Historical review of the Negro in the Armed Forces. 7 p.

"Body and soul," Tuesday July 30, 1968.
Looks at the Black man in sports (pp. 1-7) and includes an essay on music by Ray Charles (pp. 7-12). 12 p.

"The Heritage of Slavery," Tuesday, August 13, 1968. Explores the heritage of slavery and the roots of Black rebellion. 16 p.

"Portrait in Black and White," Monday, September 2, 1968.
Statistical study of the attitudes of Black and white Americans on racial problems in the United States. 19 p.

"Some Friends of Martin Luther King Jr.," Sunday, April 7, 1968.
Friends of King discuss his personality traits and qualities. 10 p.

"Assassination and Aftermath," Friday, April 5, 1968.
Program aired the night after King's death. Includes reports on civil disturbances in various U. S. cities, especially Washington, D. C. and Chicago, Illinois. 9 p.

"A City is to Live In," June 24, 1968.
Basically a study on the urban problems of Cleveland, Ohio. 18 p. (The Cities - Part 1)

"Civil rights: The View from the South," Tuesday, July 12, 1966.
Governors Orval Faubus of Arkansas, George Wallace of Alabama, and Paul Johnson of Mississippi, discuss race relations in their respective states. 17 p.

"The College Turmoil," Tuesday, April 15, 1969.
Student demands and campus dissent are discussed by students and presidents of well-known universities. 22 p.

"The Death of Martin Luther King Jr.," Thursday, April 4, 1968.
Program aired the night of King's death. History of King's civil rights career. Reports on riots around country. 27 p.

"Dilemma in Black and White," Tuesday, June 25, 1968.
Compares socio-economic conditions of Blacks in upper middle-income area, the ghetto of Bedford-Stuyvesant (N.Y.) and Rochester, New York. 19 p. (The Cities - Part 2)

"The March in Mississippi," Sunday, June 26, 1966.
Coverage of the rally ending the James Meredith "March Against Fear." 31 p.

"New Voices in the South," Tuesday, March 9, 1971.
Newly elected Democratic Governors Jimmy Carter of Georgia; Dale Bumpers, Arkansas; Reuben Askew, Florida; and John West, South Carolina, discuss their ideas to change the negative image of the South. 9 p.

"Poor People's Rally," Wednesday, June 19, 1968.
Reports activities of Solidarity Day, an event occurring during the Poor People's Campaign. 6 p.

"The Search in Mississippi," Thursday, June 25, 1964.
A look at civil rights and the Negro in Mississippi. 30 p.

"Selma - The City and Symbol," Sunday, March 21, 1965.
Interviews with citizens of Selma, Alabama, and comments on protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. (pp. 5-6). 14 p.

"To Build the Future," Wednesday, June 26, 1968.
Focuses on urban renewal. Highlights Negro owned and operated enterprises in Philadelphia (pp. 5-6). 18 p.

(The Cities - Part 3) "Whitney Young Jr.: 1921-1971," Wednesday, March 17, 1971.
Broadcast from Young's burial site in Kentucky. Includes the eulogy delivered by President Richard Nixon. 13 p.

"Who Goes to School in Mississippi," Tuesday, January 13, 1970.
Interviews students, parents, community leaders in Mississippi following the Supreme Count decision in 1970 ordering "instant" integration in 30 Mississippi school districts. 9 p.

"Black Power, White Backlash," Tuesday, September 27, 1966. 34 p.

"Filibuster - Birth Struggle of a Law," Wednesday, March 18, 1964.
Includes interviews with various Congressmen and Attorney General Robert Kennedy on progress of Civil Rights Bill HR 7125. Features debate between Senators Hubert Humphrey (D.-Minnesota) and Strom Thurmond (D.- South Carolina) on sections of the bill (pp. 15-30). 30 p.

"Watts: Riot or Revolt?" Tuesday, December 7, 1965. 34 p.

"Who Speaks for the South?" Friday, May 27, 1960.
Interviews with citizens of Atlanta, Georgia on racial segregation in the public schools. 33 p. NBC Television Network

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, January 4, 1959.
Senators Paul Douglas (D.-Illinois) and Jacob Javits (R.- New York) discuss the movement to end the Congressional filibuster against civil rights legislation. 9 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, February 14, 1960.
Senator Jacob Javits (R.-New York) discusses the Eisenhower Administration civil rights bill. 11 p

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, February 21, 1960.
Senator George Smathers (D.- Florida) comments on the 1960 Democratic Convention (pp. 8-11). 11 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, March 6, 1960.
Senator Herman Talmadge (D.-Georgia) discusses his opposition to civil rights legislation. 14 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, April 17, 1960.
Martin Luther King Jr. defends his nonviolent strategy as a means of combating segregation. 11 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, June 12, 1960.
Governor Nelson Rockefeller (R.-New York) discusses Richard Nixon as a 1960 Presidential candidate. 15 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, June 30, 1968.
Governor George C. Wallace gives his views on segregation and discusses his Presidential platform. 11 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, July 3, 1960.
Governor LeRoy Collins (D.-Florida) discusses convention politics at the 1960 Democratic National Convention. 11 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, July 10, 1960.
Guests are Senators John Kennedy (D.-Massachusetts), Lyndon B. Johnson (D.-Texas), and Stuart Symington (D.- Missouri), all Presidential candidates at the 1960 Democratic National Convention.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, July 31, 1960.
Charles Percy discusses the 1960 Republican Party platform. 11 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, September 11, 1960.
Presidential candidate, Vice President Richard Nixon discusses the 1960 campaign. 9 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, October 9, 1960.
Senator Lyndon Johnson (D.-Texas) discusses the Kennedy- Johnson Presidential platform. 9 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, October 16, 1960.
Senator John F. Kennedy (D.-Massachusetts) discusses foreign policy and his Presidential platform. 11 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, November 6, 1960.
Robert Kennedy, Democratic campaign manager, and Leonard Hall, Republican campaign chairman, discuss the 1960 Presidential campaign. 21 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, November 13, 1960.
Richard Scammon analyzes the Presidential election vote. 9 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." March 6, 1966.
Senator Edward Kennedy (D.-Massachusetts) discusses Vietnam. 10 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." October 23, 1966.
Richard Nixon is interviewed. 9 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." February 9, 1967.
Members of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice discuss their report on crime in America. 27 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, August 13, 1967.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. discusses Vietnam and U. S. race problems. 8 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, September 24, 1967.
Walter Reuther, President, United Auto Workers, discusses the 1967 automobile strike. 11 p.

"Meet the Press; America's Press Conference of the Air." Sunday, December 17, 1967.
Senators Fred Harris (D.-Oklahoma) and Edward Brooke (R.- Massachusetts) discuss urban riots. PBS Television

"Black and White Together," April 21, 1969.
Examines "Project Will," an educational experiment in Atlantic City High School, involving Black and white students whose purpose was "to create an atmosphere for freer learning and to bring Blacks and whites together." 39 p.

"Black Journal," Monday, March 31, 1969.
Studies the health and welfare problems of Negroes in the South (pp. 1-15). Looks at the influence of Black politics (pp. 16-24) and includes a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. (pp. 31-34). 34 p.

"Black Journal #2," Wednesday, July 10, 1968.
Contains segments on Black leadership (pp. 1-8); Black press (pp.8-10); public education system of busing (pp. 10-16); sickle cell anemia, disease found primarily among Negroes (pp. 20-24); and the Black theatre (pp. 24- 31). 32 p.

"Black Journal #5," Wednesday, October 23, 1968.
Discusses school decentralization (pp. 1-8); the Black political vote and Georgia State Legislator Julian Bond (pp. 8-26); African art (pp. 26-30). 34 p.

"Black Journal #7," Monday, December 30, 1968.
A pro and con look at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his approach to civil rights, and the Poor People's Campaign. 26 p.

"Black Journal # 9," Monday, February 24, 1969.
Excerpts of Malcolm X's speeches and interviews (pp. 7- 15); discussion of anti-Semitism in the Black community (pp. 17-19); report on medical care among Blacks (pp. 20- 27). 29 p.

"Black Journal #11," Monday, April 28, 1969.
Brief look at Paul Robeson, concert pianist and political activist (pp. 9-12); hiring practices and Black economic development in the South (pp. 12-25). 25 p.

"City Makers #2," Wednesday, February 12, 1969.
Richard Hatcher, Negro mayor of Gary, Indiana, discusses his first year in office. 18 p.

"City Makers #5," Wednesday, March 5, 1969.
"Georgia State legislator Julian Bond discusses Black politics---and the way of life of the Black man in Southern cities..." especially Atlanta. 18 p.

"Color Us Black." Monday, May 6, 1968.
Filmed at Howard University, Washington, D. C. "Probes the twin phenomena of student power and Black Power, which have expressed themselves in students' demands for relevant curriculum and control over the hiring and firing of professors." 23 p.

"A Conversation with Muhammed Ali," Tuesday, July 9, 1968.
Ali discusses the Black Muslim theory of segregation, and the loss of his heavyweight boxing title. 20 p.

"The Dissenters--Daniel H. Watts," Friday, October 13, 1967.
Daniel H. Watts, editor-publisher of the Liberator and one of the leading theoreticians of Black Nationalism in America, discusses the Black revolution and Black nationalism. 13 p.

"From Protest to Resistance," Monday, May 27, 1968.
Examines elements of the draft resistance and anti-war (Vietnam) movements. 24 p.

"Huelga," Monday, February 12, 1968.
A study of the migrant workers' strike in California's San Joaquin Valley. Focuses on the people involved and the effect of the strike on their lives. 16 p.

"Men Who Teach--Howard Mitchell." Tuesday, May 7, 1968.
Looks at community activities and problems in ghettos of Philadelphia. Shows relationship of urban students at University of Pennsylvania to area residents. 23 p.

"No Hiding Place," Wednesday, May 22, 1968.
Studies race relations in the suburban town of Mt. Vernon, New York. 23 p.

"A Piece of the Cake," Monday, May 5, 1969.
Focuses on a training program at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that hires 23 men each month from the hard-core unemployed. 29 p.

"Some of our Best Friends." Monday, March 10, 1969.
Examines the issue of Black anti-Semitism. 61 p.

"Still a Brother; Inside the Negro Middle Class," Monday, April 29, 1968. 29 p.

"Urban Tensions," Wednesday, February 5, 1969.
Discusses the issues of school decentralization and anti-Semitism in the Black community. 18. p. (City Makers #1)

"Welfare, Wednesday," February 26, 1969. "
...the subject is welfare and the discussion centers upon attitudes towards welfare programs and welfare recipients." 21 p. (City Makers #4)

"The Welfare Revolt," Monday, October 23, 1967. "
...focuses on...demands of welfare clients for a system that is less based on need rather than fulfillment of conditions." 20 p.

"The World of Piri Thomas," Monday, November 18, 1968.
Thomas reflects on his life of poverty and crime in Spanish Harlem. 10 p.

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