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AACHM Oral History: Walter Blackwell

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 3:33pm

Walter Blackwell was born in 1930 in Petersburg, Virginia. He shares memories of growing up there as well as in Mount Vernon, New York before serving in the army during the Korean War. He worked for 30 years at the Ann Arbor VA hospital, where he enjoyed helping fellow veterans. After experiencing discrimination in housing and employment, Mr. Blackwell fought for civil rights in Ann Arbor as a member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and mentored black children in his neighborhood.

U Days Unhappy - Black Alumni

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30
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October
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1978
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Anti-Bias Action Supported

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25
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1965
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City Housing Body and Critics Joust

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9
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1967
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NAACP Raps City On Housing

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22
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1966
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Councilmen Hassle Over Rights Letter

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12
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1966
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City Sends Report On Rights To AEC

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23
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1966
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NAACP To Air Godfrey Statement

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22
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1966
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Fair Housing Law 'Yardsticks' Framed

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13
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March
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1964
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