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Mr. and Mrs. James Chase, November 2, 1972

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Creator:Chase, James
Creator:Chase, James, Mrs.
Title:Mr. and Mrs. James Chase, November 2, 1972
Date:1972 Nov. 2

Oral history interview with Mr. and Mrs. James Chase of Spokane, Washington.

TAPE 1, SIDE A: 0 - 7 Family background--her father came from Mississippi to Spokane in 1890. He worked as a printer. Her uncle printed The Citizen. Her grandfather established the Calvary Baptist Church in Spokane. Several of her relatives were involved in owning and operating an orchard company. Darryl's Landing on Deer Lake. 7 - 10 More about her father and the newspaper business. He was active in Masonic affairs, also. 10 - 14 Social conditions for blacks during her father's lifetime. Many blacks worked at the railroad station, the hotels, and the Spokane Club, a men's social club. Many had to work two jobs. 14 - 16 Her mother's family came from Maryland. Her grandfather was a barber in Spokane. 16 - 25 Black politicians in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Chase talks about why he came out to Spokane in 1934--there was more opportunity than in Texas. Change in attitude towards blacks and blacks themselves over the past 10 years. Hotel and restaurant accommodations. 25 - 27 Planning for the conditions of blacks in the city. They would record how they were treated at various places in town. 27 - 30 He owns and operates a body and fender company. Other Negro businesses in town. TAPE 1, SIDE B: 0 - 2 Church work. She was involved with many of the churches in town. 2 - 3 Black organizations in town. Federation of Colored Women's Club. 3 - 8 They do not maintain much contact with relatives. Recollections of famous blacks from Spokane. Touring church singers. 8 - 10 The Seattle Enterprise. The NAACP started in 1918 in Spokane. 10 - 11 Discussion about black Episcopalian colleges in the East. 11 - 19 He talks about his decision to run for City Council in 1969. Spokane is very conservative and he advocated getting Federal aid. Talks about the campaign. He thinks he indirectly helped the City Council to establish the Housing Authority. 19 - 27 More about black businesses in town. The Civil Rights movement has really helped blacks. Discussion about the distinction that many whites make between black pioneers and blacks that have come out more recently. There are many more opportunities for blacks now. 28 - 30 Not many social outlets for blacks in Spokane. Many activities were integrated.

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Subjects:Chase, James | Chase, James, Mrs. | Oral history--United States | Family--History--Mississippi | Family--History--Maryland | African Americans--Washington (State)--Spokane | Printers--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Employment | Citizen (Spokane, Wash.) | Calvary Baptist Church (Spokane, Wash.) | African American churches--Washington (State)--Spokane | Churches--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Religion | African American Baptists--Washington (State)--Spokane | Baptists--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | Spokane (Wash.)--Social conditions--20th century | Deer Lake (Clallam County, Wash.) | Darryl's Landing (Deer Lake (Clallam County, Wash.)) | Fruit growers--Washington(State)--Clallam County | Orchards--Washington (State)--Clallam County | Printing plants--Washington (State)--Spokane | Newspapers | African American newspapers--Washington (State)--Spokane | Freemasonry--Washington (State)--Spokane | Freemasons--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American freemasons--Washington (State)--Spokane | Railroad stations--Employees--Washington (State)--Spokane | Railroads--Washington (State)--Spokane | Railroads--Employees--Washington (State)--Spokane | Hotels--Washington (State)--Spokane | Hotels--Employees--Washington (State)--Spokane | Porters--Washington (State)--Spokane | Spokane Club (Spokane, Wash.) | Spokane Club (Spokane, Wash.)--Employees | Clubs--Washington (State)--Spokane | Societies--Washington (State)--Spokane | Social groups--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Supplementary employment--Washington (State)--Spokane | Supplementary employment--Washington (State)--Spokane | Barbers--Washington (State)--Spokane | Barbering--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American barbers--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American politicians--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American politicians--Northwest, Pacific | Politicians--Washington (State)--Spokane | Politicians--Northwest, Pacific | African American political activists--Washington (State)--Spokane | Political activists--Washington (State)--Spokane | Political participation--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Politics and government | Civil rights--Washington (State)--Spokane | African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (State)--Spokane | Civil rights movements--Washington (State)--Spokane | Discrimination--Washington (State)--Spokane | Discrimination in public accommodations--Washington (State)--Spokane | Discrimination in restaurants--Washington (State)--Spokane | Automobile repair shops--Washington (State)--Spokane | Automobiles--Maintenance and repair | Automobiles--Bodies--Maintenance and repair | Automobiles--Fenders--Maintenance and repair | African American business enterprises--Washington (State)--Spokane | Business enterprises--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American businesspeople--Washington (State)--Spokane | Businesspeople--Washington (State)--Spokane | Church work--Washington (State)--Spokane | Theology, Practical--Washington (State)--Spokane | Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (Spokane, Wash.) | Singing--Washington (State)--Religious aspects | Singers--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American singers--Washington (State)--Spokane | African American church musicians--Washington (State)--Spokane | Church musicians--Washington (State)--Spokane | Musicians--Washington (State)--Spokane | Seattle Enterprise | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Spokane Branch | Episcopalian universities and colleges--United States | African American Episcopalians--United States | African American universities and colleges--United States | Universities and colleges--United States | Federal aid--Washington (State)--Spokane | Spokane (Wash.). City Council | City council members--Washington (State)--Spokane | City councils--Washington (State)--Spokane | Municipal government--Washington (State)--Spokane | Municipal government--Officials and employees--Washington (State)--Spokane | Spokane (Wash.)--Politics and government--20th century | Community life--Washington (State)--Spokane | Spokane Housing Authority | Pioneers, Black--Washington (State) | Local elections--Washington (State)--Spokane | Elections--Washington (State)--Spokane | Political campaigns--Washington (State)--Spokane | Spokane (Wash.) | Spokane County (Wash.) | Deer Lake (Clallam County, Wash.) | Clallam County (Wash.)
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Institution:Washington State University's 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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