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    • Travis Jackson Interview

    • Teachers; Teaching; Historians; Veterans; School integration; Segregation;
    • Travis Jackson of Suffern describes going to school in the segregated Brook School in Hillburn, NY and the events surrounding the integration of schools in Suffern. In the second part of the interview he discusses his career as an educator.
    • Unit 01-Harcourt's Childhood

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; War; Consumer rationing; Segregation; Racism;
    • Mr Dodds is an Attorney who has lived in New Rochelle with his wife and three children. He is an Assistant District Attorney for Kings County, Brooklyn. He graduated from Dartmouth and then went to Yale Law School. Both of his parents were...
    • Unit 04-Beginning of Musical Career

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Segregation; Church schools; racism;
    • He talks about how his first trip to the opera was as a chaperon for his younger brother. He talks about taking music lessons (trumpet) when he was a child from a gentleman who was a professional music director; in fact, the instructor was first...
    • Unit 06-Second Marriage

    • Education; Immigrants; Ethnic groups; prejudice
    • He talks about his courting his second wife in relation to his ailing mother, with whom he lived with. He told his second wife that he could not marry her until his elderly mother passed away, since he was responsible for taking care of her. ...
    • Unit 01-Growing Up in a Segregated Society

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She is a native New Rochellean. She believes that her neighborhood was an ideal neighborhood while growing up, typical of suburban America filled w/ opportunity. It was primarily an all white neighborhood with some racial mix. The schools had...
    • Unit 02-Fighting Segregation and Championing Equal Rights

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She notes that the Board decided to desegregate the school on a voluntary basis. During her second term on the Board of Education, the first black principal was voted into the position of Principal of New Rochelle High School. In between her...
    • Pauline Billups Flippin oral history interview [audio]

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Social civic facilities; Civil service reform;
    • Ms. Billups Flippin, a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle (located in southern Westchester within New York State), talks about her experiences growing up as a young African American woman during a time period when racial segregation was...
    • Unit 03-Social Culture in New Rochelle/WWII Training and Deployment

    • Family; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Business enterprises; Business districts; Economic social conditions; Depressions; Segregation; Civil rights; Military organizations; Judaism; War;
    • The original Temple Israel was just a small building. In the 1930's there was only a handful of community members that either were not members. He talks abot the difficult times associated with the Great Depression in New Rochelle during the time...
    • Unit 06--Memories of Isaac Young Junior High/High School

    • Family; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Business enterprises; Business districts; Educational facilities; Segregation; Busing (School integration);
    • He talks about his father's business on Main Street and how many of the shop owners were friendly with each other; the shop/business owners were of various ethnic backgrounds. He notes that New Rochelle as a community was relatively diverse and...
    • Walter Blount, Jr. Interview Part 01: Coming to Nyack, downtown, race relations

    • Firsts; Depressions; Segregation; Churches; Civil rights; Civil rights leaders; Business people; Educational facilities; Neighborhoods; Integration; Housing
    • Walter Blount, Jr. recounts how his parents came to Nyack and started a business, and provides commentary on race relations and urban renewal. Key Words: Nyack, St. George Hotel, Liberty Street, Depew Ave., Jackson Ave., Burd St., urban...

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