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Civil Rights Movement Series, 2006-2007



  • 2006-2007

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Doris M. Johnson Project: Civil Rights Movement Series was a joint endeavor of the Maryland Historical Society and Doris M. Johnson High School in Baltimore through a grant from the Annie Casey Foundation. Students from the high school conducted research for the interviews through the MdHS’s Student Research Center for History (SeaRCH),

The students wrote essays on topics such as the Ford’s Theater protest, the Gwynn Oak Park protest, the desegregation of park facilities, the Route 40 sit-ins, the 1968 riots, the desegregation of department stores, protests at the Northwood Shopping Center, the desegregation of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, etc. They then went out into the community and recorded oral histories of men and women who experienced or participated in these events.


From the Collection: 50 Items : 50 interviews

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Scope and Contents

Fifteen interviews were conducted as part of this project. Interviewees include: Beverly Reid, a member of the Baltimore Branch of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) and particpant in the Gwynn Oak Park protests; Gloria Richardson, a leader of the civil rights movement in Cambridge in the early 1960s; Steve McCutcheon, a member of the Baltimore Chapter of the Black Panther Party; Julie Randall, a participant in the Route 40 and Northwood protests; Marion Bascom, Minister of the Douglas Memorial Church; Moses Newsom, editor of the Afro-American Newspaper. There is also a recording of Fraser Smith discussing the oral history project.

Materials available for this project include digital audio recordings, biographical material, and time indexes. There are no transcripts available at this time.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States