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Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013-03-01

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Cline, David P., 1969-
Creator:Walter, Mildred Pitts
Title:Mildred Pitts Walter oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Mateo, California, 2013-03-01
Date:2013 Mar. 1
Description:

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.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Walter, Earl, d. 1965 | Civil rights movements--United States | Congress of Racial Equality | Civil rights movements--California | African American civil rights workers--California--Interviews | Discrimination in housing--California--Los Angeles | African American women authors--Interviews | San Mateo (Calif.) | San Mateo County (Calif.)
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0059/