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Juanita Jackson Mitchell and Virginia Jackson Kiah interview, 1976


In this 1976 oral history interview for the McKeldin-Jackson Project, a follow-up to a 1975 interview for the same project, Virginia Jackson Kiah and Juanita Jackson Mitchell focus on the civil rights-related work of their mother, Lillie May Carroll Jackson. Topics include Lillie May's work as president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP, her role in the creation of the City-Wide Young People's Forum, the Buy Where You Can Work Campaign, and her "genius for organizing people and inspiring them to attack discrimination." The interview also includes discussion on the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Black Panthers, the Baltimore riots of 1968, and Lillie May's working relationship with Theodore R. McKeldin, who served as Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor.



Contributor(s) Notes

Narrator: Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Virginia Jackson Kiah
Interviewer: Charles Wagandt


Object ID

OH 8097


Audio: 61 minutes
Transcript: 31 pages

Catalog Number

OH 8097

Resource ID


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