Lawrence Brooks

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Narrator: Lawrence Brooks

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 Media

Description: Lawrence (Larry) Brooks (d.2004) was an Evanston resident, product of Foster School and Columbia College in Chicago. He majored in film and photography. His first independent documentary film was entitled “The Desegregation of Foster School”, produced in 1967 as the former Foster School became the location for an innovative educational program that attempted to address the segregated school system in Evanston. Brooks also worked with national broadcasting news stations and involved in several video production for live broadcast. During the 80s, he produced “Journey with Jazz”, a festival featuring many live performances on a cruise ship. Books also had a commercial photography business. His archives reside at the Shorefront Legacy Center.

Date Original: January 24, 2001

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 - 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”.

Fred Hutcherson III

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Narrator: Fred Hutcherson III

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 Military

Description: Fred Hutcherson III shares his family history with the focus on his father, Fred Hutcherson, Jr. who was a self-taught aviator in Evanston, IL. He later trained at the Royal Canadian Air Force and then ferried planes used in WWII from Canada to Europe. He also trained Tuskegee pilots, owned a charter service and had a flight school in Haiti.

Date Original: June 15, 2009

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: 1910s - 1960s

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”.

Barry A. Young

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Narrator: Barry A. Young

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 Music

Description: Barry Young is a musician and part of a singing group known as The Hands of Time. Barry shares his experience as a musician an life in Evanston. The second recording focuses on his groups effort to organize and sponsor the Ms. Black Evanston Pagent

Date Original: September 24, 2014

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 - 1970s

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”.

Albert and Louise Strong

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Narrator: Albert and Louise Strong

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: Albert and Louise Strong share their collective memories growing up in Evanston, IL. The covered schooling, neighborhoods, work, housing, and segregation issues. This recording was part of the “Through The Eyes of Us” series.

Date Original: July 22, 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: 1920s - 1960s

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”.

Miss Black Evanston Pageant

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Narrator: Miss Black Evanston Pageant

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: The Miss Black Evanston Pageant was first organized and sponsored by the singing group, The Hands of Time. Barry Young was a part of a singing group and shares how and why the event came to be.

Date Original: September 27, 2014

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: 1970s

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”.

Mollie Davis

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Narrator: Mollie Davis

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 Women

Description: Mollie Davis is a resident of Evanston resident. She worked as a dispatcher for her mother’s taxi business. Her mother, known as “Peaches”, is understood to be the first female licensed Taxi driver in the state of Illinois. Men employed under the business broke from her and started as many as 7 competing taxi services including West Side Taxi, Better Cab, Best Cab, Flash Cab. Mollie’s son (see Carl Davis) has his own transportation business. This recording was part of the “Through The Eyes of Us” series.

Date Original: July 23, 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”.