Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series, 2006-2007

CORE, Soul Book, VF, MdHS, reference photo

Protest at the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, ca 1960-1967, Soul Book, Congress of Racial Equality, 1967, Vertical File, MdHS (reference photo)

The Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series was a joint endeavor of the Maryland Historical Society and Doris M. Johnson High School in Baltimore through a grant from the Annie Casey Foundation. Students from the high school conducted research for the interviews through the MdHS’s Student Research Center for History (SeaRCH),

The students wrote essays on topics such as the Ford’s Theater protest, the Gwynn Oak Park protest, the desegregation of park facilities, the Route 40 sit-ins, the 1968 riots, the desegregation of department stores, protests at the Northwood Shopping Center, the desegregation of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, etc. They then went out into the community and record oral histories of men and women who experienced or participated in these events. Fifteen interviews were conducted. Interviewees include: Beverly Reid, a member of the Baltimore Branch of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) and particpant in the Gwynn Oak Park protests; Gloria Richardson, a leader of the civil rights movement in Cambridge in the early 1960s; Steve McCutcheon, a member of the Baltimore Chapter of the Black Panther Party; Julie Randall, a participant in the Route 40 and Northwood protests; Marion Bascom, Minister of the Douglas Memorial Church; Moses Newsom, editor of the Afro-American Newspaper. There is also a recording of Fraser Smith discussing the oral history project.

Materials available for this project include digital audio recordings, biographical material, and time indexes. There are no transcripts available at this time.

To make a request to view materials or listen to audio from the Doris M. Johnson Project please contact the Special Collections Department at specialcollections@mdhs.org, or speak to the Special Collections Librarian at the desk in the library.

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Call Number

Interviewee

Biography

Summary

Interviewer

Date of Interview or Recording

Extent (Folders A-Y)

Extent (Transcript)

Extent (recording)

Restrictions on Use?

OH 9925

JULIE RANDALL (1942-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

Involved in the civil rights movement, 1962-1963; participated in freedom rides on Route 40; participated in Northwood Theater protests, jailed for four days.

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

3/31/2007

n/a

No transcript; time index 

43 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9926

JAMES GRIFFIN (1932-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

Chairman of the Baltimore chapter of the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE), 1963-1968

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

3/29/2006

n/a

No transcript; time index 

46 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9927

CHARLES MASON (1939-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

Member of Congress for Racial Equality (CORE)

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

3/14/2007; 4/9/ 2007

n/a

No transcript; time index

3/14, 2007 session: 10 min ; 4/9, 2007 session: 55 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9928

STEVE MCCUTCHEON (1949-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

Member of the Black Panther Party: Baltimore Chapter, 1968-1972; Oakland Chapter, 1972-1974

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

4/11/2007

n/a

No transcript; time index 

56 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9929

BEVERLY REID (1938-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

Member of Congress for Racial Equality (CORE); participated in the Gwynn Oak Park protests

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

3/30/2007

n/a

No transcript; time index 

1 hour , 6 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9930

MOSES NEWSON  (1927-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

Reporter, City Editor, Executive Editor of the Afro-American Newspapers, 1957-1978; covered many civil rights events  including: the Emmett Till trial, 1955; desegregation of Central High in Little Rock, 1957; desegregation of the Univeristy of Mississipi; the Freedom Rides

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

5/4/2007

n/a

No transcript; time index; brief biography

1 hour, 33 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9931

MARION BASCOM (1922-2012) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

Minister of the Douglas Memorial Church.

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

4/25/2006

n/a

No transcript; time index; Baltimore Sun obituary

1 hour, 17 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9932

ROBERT BELL (1943-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

4/24/2006

n/a

No transcript; time index; biographical essay

1 hour 30 sec

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9933

PATRICIA ROBERTS, Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

 

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

4/26/2006

n/a

No transcript; time index

1 hour, 7 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9934

DOUGLAS SANDS, (1934-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

• Recruited as a freshman in 1952 to participate in the Northwood protests.
• Helped establish CIG when the Political Action Committee was outlawed at Morgan.
• Special Assistant to Governor Tawes from 1959-1963.
• Executive Secretary for Maryland Commission for Interracial Problems and Relations
• Worked on a task force started by President Kennedy to work with the African diplomats who were denied access to restaurants along Route 40. 
• On task force to create Maryland’s Public Accommodations Law.
• Involved in Cambridge protests during the early 1960s.
• First full-time commissioner for the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
• Established bi-racial committees in each Maryland county and established committees in different states.

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

4/27/2006

n/a

No transcript; time index

 

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9935

SAMUEL BROWN, JR.  (9144-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

Participated in the Northwood protests 

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

ca 2006-2007

n/a

No transcript

 

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9936

Anita Hunter (1943-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

• Involved in Northwood Theatre boycott; was arrested & went to jail while attending Morgan.

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

ca 2006-2007

n/a

No transcript

 

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9937

LOUISE TURKS (1911) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

see information sheet.

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

ca 2006-2007

n/a

No transcript

 

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9938

WALTER SONDHEIM, JR.  (1908-) Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

 

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

ca 2006-2007

n/a

No transcript; biographical timeline

1 hour, 15 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9939

GLORIA RICHARDSON AND DONNA ORANGE, Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

 

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the civil rights movement in Maryland. Interviewees were students at Doris M. Johnson High School.

Unidentified

5/28 - 2006 or 2007

n/a

No transcript; time index

 

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

OH 9940

FRASER SMITH'S ESSAY: DORIS JOHNSON, Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series,  2006 - 2007

 

 

 

5/18/2006

n/a

No transcript

3 min, 36 sec

No restrictions; See MdHS Permision to publish policy

 

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