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Louis Shub interview


Louis Shub (1912-1999) was an activist and musician based in Baltimore, Maryland, who worked for many years under Lillie May Carroll Jackson at the Baltimore Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In this oral history interview, Shub describes the Ford’s Theatre protest and the desegregation of Druid Hill Park, as well as the difficulties in challenging state legislation, while also providing insight into the leadership style of Dr. Lillie May Carroll Jackson.





Contributor(s) Notes

Narrator: Louis Shub
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 8100


Audio: 30 minutes
Transcript: 9 pages

Catalog Number

OH 8100

Resource ID


Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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