Lorraine H. Morton

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Narrator: Lorraine H. Morton

Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson

 

Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center

Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —

Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life Government Women

Description: Lorraine H. Morton was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She came to Evanston to pursue her Master’s degree at Northwestern University in education. She was part of the early hires of Black teachers in Evanston that began in 1942. Morton later was a Principal at Haven Junior High. In service to the Evanston community, she served as 5th ward alderman and later elected as Evanston’s first Black Mayor in 1992 and served until 2008. This recording was part of the “Through The Eyes of Us” series. In 2018, Shorefront produced a documentary film on her life entitled "Lorraine H. Morton: A Life Worthwhile".

Date Original: June 27, 1997

Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|
Evanston|01/15/1980|03/20/2008

Coverage Temporal: 1950s - 1990s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

Rights Management: Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center is providing access to these recorded and transcribed materials for noncommercial purposes such as education and research. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. All rights to recordings and transcripts belong to Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center. Interviewees have each signed a release allowing use of the recordings as described above. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact Shorefront for assistance. Cited credit should read” “Shorefront Legacy Center oral history collection”.

Vandell Cobb

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Narrator: Vandell Cobb

Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson

 

Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center

Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —

Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life

Description: Vandell Cobb is an American photographer. He worked for Johnson Publishing beginning in 1977 and was one of the photographers for Ebony Magazine and worked the Fashion Fair events. He was also the photographer for the short lived South African version of Ebony Magazine. He also shares his early childhood in Georgia, his military service and his later migration to Chicago and Evanston.

Date Original: June 25, 2016

Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|
Evanston|01/15/1980|03/20/2008

Coverage Temporal: 1950s - 1990s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

Rights Management: Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center is providing access to these recorded and transcribed materials for noncommercial purposes such as education and research. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. All rights to recordings and transcripts belong to Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center. Interviewees have each signed a release allowing use of the recordings as described above. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact Shorefront for assistance. Cited credit should read” “Shorefront Legacy Center oral history collection”.

James Burton

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Narrator: James Burton

Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson

 

Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center

Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —

Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life Native American

Description: James Burton is a long time resident of Evanston. At the time of the interview, he was custodian at the former Foster School, now Family Focus. He has a mixed heritage and part of the Cherokee Nation. The core part of the interview included his exploration as part of the Cherokee Nation and traveling in reverse he Trail of Tears by horseback which garnered national attention. Shorefront Journal Vol 2, No 3

Date Original: November 2, 2000

Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|
Evanston|01/15/1980|03/20/2008

Coverage Temporal: 1940s - 1990s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

Rights Management: Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center is providing access to these recorded and transcribed materials for noncommercial purposes such as education and research. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. All rights to recordings and transcripts belong to Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center. Interviewees have each signed a release allowing use of the recordings as described above. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact Shorefront for assistance. Cited credit should read” “Shorefront Legacy Center oral history collection”.

Byron H. Wilson

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Narrator: Byron H. Wilson

Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson

 

Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center

Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —

Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life

Description: Byron Wilson was an Evanston resident and engaged heavily in social / civic causes. He is one of the founders of a men’s organization called the NorShore 12. The organization held social activities and challenged the school board election process that virtually blocked Blacks from participating. The organization also sponsored its annual cotillion managed by Brownie Frasier (also in this recording).

Date Original: October 28, 2006

Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|
Evanston|01/15/1980|03/20/2008

Coverage Temporal: 1960s-1980s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

Rights Management: Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center is providing access to these recorded and transcribed materials for noncommercial purposes such as education and research. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. All rights to recordings and transcripts belong to Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center. Interviewees have each signed a release allowing use of the recordings as described above. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact Shorefront for assistance. Cited credit should read” “Shorefront Legacy Center oral history collection”.

Carlis Sutton

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Narrator: Carlis Sutton

Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson

 

Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center

Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —

Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life

Description: Carlis Sutton shares the history of the Nobles, a high school age club he was involved with. Other discussion involved community and the Emerson Street YMCA

Date Original: November 2, 2012

Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|
Evanston|01/15/1980|03/20/2008

Coverage Temporal: 1950s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

Rights Management: Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center is providing access to these recorded and transcribed materials for noncommercial purposes such as education and research. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. All rights to recordings and transcripts belong to Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center. Interviewees have each signed a release allowing use of the recordings as described above. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact Shorefront for assistance. Cited credit should read” “Shorefront Legacy Center oral history collection”.

William Michael Summers

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Narrator: William Michael Summers

Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson

 

Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center

Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —

Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life Sports Government

Description: William Michael Summers (Mike) was born and raised in Evanston, IL. In high school, he played football and his team later played and won championship in the Rose Bowl during the 1960s. Mike served as 5th ward alderman. His mother, Edna, also served as alderman. Mike speaks to issues surrounding housing in the area. This recording was part of the “Through The Eyes of Us” series.

Date Original: July 28, 1997

Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|
Evanston|01/15/1980|03/20/2008

Coverage Temporal: 1940s - 1990s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

Rights Management: Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center is providing access to these recorded and transcribed materials for noncommercial purposes such as education and research. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. All rights to recordings and transcripts belong to Shorefront and the Shorefront Legacy Center. Interviewees have each signed a release allowing use of the recordings as described above. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact Shorefront for assistance. Cited credit should read” “Shorefront Legacy Center oral history collection”.