In Their Own Words: An Oral History Project

In Their Own Words: An Oral History Project was conducted in 1995-1996 by the African-American Archives Auxiliary Youth Advisory Council and supported by the African-American Archives Auxiliary of the Western Reserve Historical Society. The project was funded with grants from the Cleveland Indians and Zapis Communications. Interviews with nineteen African-American individuals of diverse backgrounds from the northeastern Ohio area were conducted by high school students Jamar Doyle, Tiffany Haddon, and Amy Worthy. The collection consists of an overall report on the project by coordinator Patricia A. Miles Ashford, individual reports by the student interviewers, and transcripts of the interviews. Those interviewed include Leon Bibb, William F. Boyd, Ernestine Brown, William Grace, Anthony Gray, Kenny Gray, Lomax Gray, Floyd Hoiston, Angeline Jeter, Samuel Jethroe, John D. McClindon, Jr., Louis Naylor, Harry Robinson, Charles Sallee, Jr., Glen Shumate, Harold Thomas, Owen Lynn Tolliver, Jr., and Ernest Williams.

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