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Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California, 2013-04-11

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Cline, David P., 1969-
Creator:Caldwell, Ben R.
Title:Ben Caldwell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Los Angeles, California, 2013-04-11
Date:2013 Apr. 11
Description:

Ben Caldwell shares his family's history in the Southwest and his childhood experience in New Mexico. Caldwell describes his military service during the Vietnam War and how his experiences made him reflect on racial prejudices in the United States. He began studying art, and he eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he has been part of a black arts movement since the 1970s. He discusses the L.A. Rebellion, a collective of black filmmakers from UCLA, as well as various art projects in which he has been involved and documentary films he has produced.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | African American college teachers--Interviews | Civil rights movements--California | African American artists--Interviews | Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Participation, African American | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
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_crhp0077/