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Mr. and Mrs. Franklin James (Part Two), September 26, 1972

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James, Franklin


Oral history interview with Mr. and Mr. Franklin James of Yakima, Washington.TAPE 2, SIDE A: 0 - 3 George Fletcher, a black cowboy. Other black cowboys. Fletcher was better than Yakima Canutt but discrimination kept him down. 3 - 7 Black families in Yakima. General discussion about black oldtimers and the need for this kind of collection. 7 - 12 The NAACP in Yakima. She was very active in the organization. Problems getting served in restaurants in Yakima. A lawsuit in the late 30's. 12 - 18 Segregation came about as a result of attitudes of many Southern settlers. Discrimination when he worked in the mines in Roslyn. Problems at the cannery where she worked. Their daughter and her accomplishments. 18 - 21She remembers that many blacks owned their own homes in Yakima because it was hard to find good places to rent. Differences for blacks in the West and blacks in the South. 21 - 27 Her activities in politics. They were Democrats and never were involved with the Republicans. Their son.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.
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