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Charles Warren, June 4, 1973

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Creator:Warren, Charles
Title:Charles Warren, June 4, 1973
Date:1973 June 4

Oral history interview with Mr. Charles Warren of Boise, Idaho. TAPE 1, SIDE A: 0 - 5 Has lived in Boise since 1958. His feelings about racism and discrimination in the Northwest. A qualified black has always been able to find work. Changes in Boise. 5 - 12 Originally from Arkansas. Family background. Family moved to California. Father a minister who established Bethel AME Church in Boise. Other black churches in Boise. 12 - 15 Black organizations and clubs. Not many blacks involved in politics. Leroy Jones, a black lawyer. 15 - 19 He is president of the local NAACP. Most members are white. History of the local chapter. 19 - 24 Blacks live all over town. A few discrimination problems. 24 - 30 Not many black businesses in Boise. TAPE 1, SIDE B: 0 - 2 More about problems starting businesses owned by blacks. 2 - 5 Maintains close contact with relatives. Blacks in surrounding areas. 5 - 10 Black athletes in the area. Other forms of entertainment. Belinda Hubbard, a singer from the area. He has played saxophone for various bands. 10 - 15 He now works as a masonry contractor. Involvement with program to recruit minorities. Placing non-union blacks in union positions. 15 - 21 Many resources available to blacks in the Boise area although he feels they are not taken advantage of. 21 - 26 No blacks on his construction crew because he can't find any qualified blacks who want to work.

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Subjects:Warren, Charles | Hubbard, Belinda | Oral history--Idaho--Boise | African Americans--Idaho--Boise | African Americans--Employment | African Americans--Civil rights--Idaho--Boise | African Americans--Civil rights workers--Idaho--Boise | Civil rights--Idaho--Boise | Civil rights workers--Idaho--Boise | Discrimination--Idaho--Boise | Discrimination in employment--Idaho--Boise | Race discrimination--Idaho--Boise | Race relations | Boise (Idaho)--Race relations | Family--History | Bethel AME Church (Boise, Idaho) | African American clergy--Idaho--Boise | Clergy--Idaho--Boise | African American churches--Idaho--Boise | Churches--Idaho--Boise | African Americans--Religion | Clubs--Idaho--Boise | Societies--Idaho--Boise | African Americans--Societies, etc. | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Boise (Idaho) Chapter | African American lawyers--Idaho--Boise | Lawyers--Idaho--Boise | Politicians--Idaho--Boise | African American politicians--Idaho--Boise | African Americans--Politics and government | Entertainment events--Idaho--Boise | African American entertainers--Idaho--Boise | African American entertainers | Entertainers--Idaho--Boise | Entertainers--United States | African American business enterprises--Idaho--Boise | Business enterprises--Idaho--Boise | African American businesspeople--Idaho--Boise | Businesspeople--Idaho--Boise | Sports--Idaho--Boise | African Americans--Sports | African American athletes--Idaho--Boise | Athletes--Idaho--Boise | African Americans--Recreation | Recreation--Idaho--Boise | African Americans--Music | Music--Idaho--Boise | African American musicians--Idaho--Boise | Musicians--Idaho--Boise | African American singers--Idaho--Boise | Singers--Idaho--Boise | African American women singers--Idaho--Boise | Women singers--Idaho--Boise | Bands (Music)--Idaho--Boise | Musical groups--Idaho--Boise | African American civic leaders--Idaho--Boise | Civic leaders--Idaho--Boise | Masonry--Idaho--Boise | Masonry industry--Idaho--Boise | Contractors--Idaho--Boise | Masonry industry--Employees--Recruiting--Idaho--Boise | Bricklayers--Recruiting--Idaho--Boise | Bricklayers--Labor unions--Idaho--Boise | Labor unions--Idaho--Boise | African American construction workers--Idaho--Boise | Construction workers--Idaho--Boise | Construction workers--Labor unions--Idaho--Boise | Boise (Idaho) | Ada County (Idaho)
Collection:Black Oral History Collection
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Washington State University. Library. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
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Black Oral History Interviews, 1972-1974, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University

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