Skip menu to read main page content

H. Warren Buckler interview


Humphrey Warren Buckler, Jr. (1906-1984) was a practicing lawyer and Councilman for the Fifth District of Baltimore City, Maryland. He worked for the Citizen’s Planning and Housing Association, first as a volunteer and then ultimately as President. In this oral history interview, Buckler discusses his work in advocating for urban development and housing support for low-income families within Baltimore City, and his personal involvement with picketing at Ford's and Lyric Theatres. He expands upon how this work brought him into frequent contact with important figures such as Peggy Waxter, Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Theodore McKeldin, and Verda Welcome.




Contributor(s) Notes

Narrator: H. Warren Buckler
Interviewer: Ellen Paul

Production Note

The McKeldin-Jackson Project was an effort to examine the Maryland civil rights movement of the mid-20th century through the medium of oral history by focusing on the roles played by pioneering freedom fighter Lillie May Carroll Jackson and Theodore R. McKeldin, who was Mayor of Baltimore (1943-1947, 1963-1967), Governor of Maryland (1951-1959), and an advocate for civil rights. The project was sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society and was supported in part by a grant from the Maryland Committee for the Humanities and Public Policy.


Object ID

OH 8116


Audio: 30 minutes
Transcript: 11 pages

Catalog Number

OH 8116

Resource ID


Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


This digital material is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.