Evelyn T. Burrell interview
Evelyn T. Burrell was a civil rights activist and member of the Baltimore, Maryland, branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Baltimore Community Relations Commission, and the Model Cities Board. In this oral history interview, Burrell recounts several battles relating to racial equality in which she was involved, including seeking employment at the police station and acceptance to the University of Maryland Law School. She discusses the NAACP’s successful collaboration with organizations such as the Urban League and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and speaks about her work with other civil rights organizations, such as the Black Panthers, the Black United Front, and the Freedom House. She further describes the long process of racial integration within Baltimore schools, tension with the Board of Education, and the merchant associations that emerged out of 1960s civil unrest.