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H. Jack Geiger oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in New York, New York, 2013-03-16

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Dittmer, John, 1939-
Creator:Geiger, Jack, 1925-
Title:H. Jack Geiger oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in New York, New York, 2013-03-16
Date:2013 Mar. 16
Description:

Dr. Jack Geiger discusses his early life experiences and how he came to be a leading figure in the Medical Committee for Human Rights. He describes his childhood in New York City, where he found a mentor in actor Canada Lee, his college experience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his time as a U.S. Merchant Marine. He discusses his involvement in the Commission for Racial Equality and the American Veterans Committee in Chicago during the late 1940s. While attending medical school at Case Western Reserve University, Geiger's interest in community-centered health grew, especially after a trip to South Africa. He eventually volunteered as a medical professional in Mississippi, where he helped to establish the Tufts-Delta Health Center in 1965.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Congress of Racial Equality | Physicians--Interviews | Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.) | Civil rights workers--Interviews | Veterans--United States--Interviews | Discrimination in medical care--Southern States | American Veterans Committee | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729
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_crhp0076/