Chester Wickwire interview
Dr. Chester "Chet" L. Wickwire (1913-2008) was a civil rights and peace activist. After receiving his doctorate from Yale Divinity School, he was hired as the Executive Secretary of the Levering Hall YMCA, located at Johns Hopkins University. He later became the University Chaplain from 1968 to 1984. In this oral history interview, Dr. Wickwire discusses his involvement in the desegregation of the Northwood Theatre, located in the northeastern section of Baltimore, Maryland, and the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Baltimore County, Maryland. Other topics of discussion include the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the civil rights activist Walter P. Carter, the Black Panthers, and Martin Luther King Jr.