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Mr. and Mrs. Franklin James (Part Two), September 26, 1972

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Creator:James, Franklin
Creator:James, Franklin, Mrs.
Title:Mr. and Mrs. Franklin James (Part Two), September 26, 1972
Date:1972 Sept. 26

Oral history interview with Mr. and Mr. Franklin James of Yakima, Washington.

TAPE 2, SIDE A: 0 - 3 George Fletcher, a black cowboy. Other black cowboys. Fletcher was better than Yakima Canutt but discrimination kept him down. 3 - 7 Black families in Yakima. General discussion about black oldtimers and the need for this kind of collection. 7 - 12 The NAACP in Yakima. She was very active in the organization. Problems getting served in restaurants in Yakima. A lawsuit in the late 30's. 12 - 18 Segregation came about as a result of attitudes of many Southern settlers. Discrimination when he worked in the mines in Roslyn. Problems at the cannery where she worked. Their daughter and her accomplishments. 18 - 21

She remembers that many blacks owned their own homes in Yakima because it was hard to find good places to rent. Differences for blacks in the West and blacks in the South. 21 - 27 Her activities in politics. They were Democrats and never were involved with the Republicans. Their son.

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Subjects:James, Franklin | James, Franklin, Mrs. | Canutt, Yakima, 1895-1986 | Fletcher, George, 1890-1973 | Oral history--United States | African Americans--Washington (State)--Yakima | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | Yakima (Wash.)--Social conditions--20th century | Yakima (Wash.)--History--20th century | Community life--Washington (State)--Yakima | African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (State)--Yakima | Civil rights--Washington (State)--Yakima | Discrimination--Washington (State)--Yakima | Discrimination in restaurants--Washington (State)--Yakima | Race discrimination--Washington (State)--Yakima | Race relations | Yakima (Wash.)--Race relations--History--20th century | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Yakima Branch | Actions and defenses--Washington (State)--Yakima | Segregation--Washington (State)--Yakima | African Americans civic leaders--Washington (State)--Yakima | Civic leaders--Washington (State)--Yakima | Discrimination in employment--Washington (State)--Yakima | Discrimination in employment--Washington (State)--Roslyn | Mines and mineral resources--Washington (State)--Roslyn | Mineral industries--Washington (State)--Roslyn | Mineral industries--Washington (State)--Roslyn--Employees | Canneries--Washington (State)--Yakima | Canneries--Washington (State)--Yakima--Employees | African Americans--Employment | African American girls--Washington (State)--Yakima | Girls--Washington (State)--Yakima | Daughters--Washington (State)--Yakima | Discrimination in housing--Washington (State)--Yakima | African Americans--Housing--Washington (State)--Yakima | Housing--Washington (State)--Yakima | Dwellings--Washington (State)--Yakima | African Americans--Dwellings--Washington (State)--Yakima | African American neighborhoods--Washington (State)--Yakima | Ethnic neighborhoods--Washington (State)--Yakima | Neighborhood--Washington (State)--Yakima | Rental housing--Washington (State)--Yakima | Home ownership--Washington (State)--Yakima | African American cowboys--Washington (State) | Cowboys--Washington (State) | African Americans--West (U.S.) | African Americans--Southern States | Democratic Party (Wash.) | Politicians--Washington (State)--Yakima | African American politicians--Washington (State)--Yakima | African Americans--Politics and government | Political parties--Washington (State)--Yakima | Yakima (Wash.)--Politics and government--20th century | African American boys--Washington (State)--Yakima | Boys--Washington (State)--Yakima | Sons--Washington (State)--Yakima | United States, Washington, Yakima County, Yakima, 46.6020711, -120.5058987 | Yakima County (Wash.) | Roslyn (Wash.) | Kittitas County (Wash.)
Collection:Black Oral History Collection
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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