: oral history interviews :

Source: PSU

Capstone Courses Beginning Fall 2008:

Civil Rights Movement in Portland

Felicia Williams, fwilliam@pdx.edu

The Civil Rights movement changed the way people thought about race and equal opportunity in America. This course will examine how the movement happened in Portland as students record oral histories from African Americans who fought for Civil Rights in Oregon. The interviews will then be digitized and uploaded to the Internet and students will use photographs and clips from the interviews to create a video documentary that can be used publicly.


Hi Will,

I am in the process of collecting oral history interviews, which will be transcribed and archived at Portland State University. Also associated with the project is a short documentary that will be shown in December and probably posted on youtube. Here are the people being interviewed this fall: Prof. Darrell Millner, Sen. Avel Gordly, Joyce Harris, Paul Knauls, Kent Ford, Percy Hampton, Michael “Chappie” Grice, Lew Frederick, Rev. W.G. Hardy, Sam Jackson, Jr., Lolenzo Poe, Rev. Alcena Boozer, Carl Deiz, Dick Bogle, Dr. Booker Lewis, Charlotte Rutherford, Ron Steen, Lurlene Shamsud-din, and Berria Brooks.

This class will probably be offered again either next summer or next fall with the purpose then of collecting more interviews and creating a website devoted to the Civil Rights Movement in Portland (modeled on Jim Greg’s Seatle Civil Rights and Labor History website).

I think that sums up everything I’m doing. Have a great day!

Felicia Williams


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