Part One of the two-part interview with veteran educator Willie Belle Hooper, born September 2, 1906 in Dothan, Alabama, who migrated to Newark in 1929. Details her upbringing in the rural South, her family life, segregation in the South and North and her professional history in education.
Interview in which Mr. Kerr describes his migration to Newark from Georgia in 1929 among other topics.
First interview in which Mr. Wilkerson describes his migration to Newark from Virginia in 1947 among other topics.
Part One of a two-part interview with former Mayor of Newark Sharpe James in which he discusses his migration to Newark from Jacksonville, Florida when he was nine years old in 1945. Interview details his ascent through local politics and his reflections on race relations, education and the City of Newark
Interview in which Mr. Crawford discusses moving from Queens, NY to Newark, NJ in 1952, among other topics.
Interview in which Jessie Johnson discusses emigrated from Pittsburg, PA to Newark in 1944, among other topics.
Interview in which Mr. Churchman discusses life in Newark, NJ where he was born in 1924.
Interview in which Ms. Lipman discusses migrating to Newark, NJ from Georgia, among other topics.
Interview in which Mr. Washington discusses his life in Newark, NJ, where he was born in 1928.
Mrs. Powell discusses life in Newark, NJ where she was born in 1930.
Interview in which Mr. Clark describes his life as a native of Newark, NJ. Mr. Clark was born in 1940.
Interview in which George Branch discusses moving from North Carolina to Newark, NJ in 1941, among other topics.
Second interview in which Mr. Wilkerson describes his migration to Newark from Virginia in 1947 among other topics.
Coyt L. Jones was born South Carolina and moved to Newark in 1927. He was the father of poet and activist Amiri Baraka (nee Leroy Jones) and the grandfather of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. This interview details his professional life in Newark as well as his recollections of African-American political organizing, Bethany Baptist Church, and social and community activities.
Interview with William (Bill) L. Stubbs, born November 16th, 1918 in Georgia, migrated to Newark with his family in Autumn 1944. Discusses family life and compares race relations between Newark and the South, talks about his community activities, social life and recreation and changes he has seen in Newark housing and neighborhoods over the years.
Interviewer with Newark City Council member Mildred Crump, who migrated to Newark from Detroit, Michigan in 1965. She compares and contrasts aspects of life in Newark vs. Detroit, describes a racially biased housing incident upon her arrival, details her professional and political careers and civic and community life.
The second part of the two part interview with Willie Belle Hooper. Here she discusses civic life, community involvement, political activity, Newark shopping, nightlife and why she's a lifelong Republican. Ms. Hooper migrated to Newark in 1929 from Dothan, Alabama.
Part Two of the two-part interview with former Newark Mayor Sharpe James in which he discusses his professional and spiritual development, notable Newarkers, issues he sees facing the African-American community and his reflections on Newark's past and his vision for its future. Mayor James emigrated to Newark in 1945 from Jacksonville, Florida to Newark New Jersey.
Born in Scottsburg, VA, Coleman migrated to Newark with her husband in 1959. Interview discusses travel to Newark, residences lived in in Newark, factory work positions she held, family life and her experience of the 1967 riots.