Mr. and Mrs. James Chase, November 2, 1972
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DescriptionOral history interview with Mr. and Mrs. James Chase of Spokane, Washington.TAPE 1, SIDE A: 0 - 7 Family background--her father came from Mississippi to Spokane in 1890. He worked as a printer. Her uncle printed The Citizen. Her grandfather established the Calvary Baptist Church in Spokane. Several of her relatives were involved in owning and operating an orchard company. Darryl's Landing on Deer Lake. 7 - 10 More about her father and the newspaper business. He was active in Masonic affairs, also. 10 - 14 Social conditions for blacks during her father's lifetime. Many blacks worked at the railroad station, the hotels, and the Spokane Club, a men's social club. Many had to work two jobs. 14 - 16 Her mother's family came from Maryland. Her grandfather was a barber in Spokane. 16 - 25 Black politicians in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Chase talks about why he came out to Spokane in 1934--there was more opportunity than in Texas. Change in attitude towards blacks and blacks themselves over the past 10 years. Hotel and restaurant accommodations. 25 - 27 Planning for the conditions of blacks in the city. They would record how they were treated at various places in town. 27 - 30 He owns and operates a body and fender company. Other Negro businesses in town. TAPE 1, SIDE B: 0 - 2 Church work. She was involved with many of the churches in town. 2 - 3 Black organizations in town. Federation of Colored Women's Club. 3...
Chase, James, Mrs