Browse Items (46 total)

  • Collection: Speaking Out: Western Michigan Civil Rights Oral Histories
Go to Esiloza Omoh audio interview and transcript item page

Esiloza Omoh was born in Legos, Nigeria, raised in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Grand Valley State University. She graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science. She discusses her experiences with discrimination because of the color of her skin.
Go to Richard Robinson audio interview and transcript, interview 2 item page

Richard Robinson discusses his experiences with discrimination as a gay male.
Go to Mirta McGee audio interview and Transcript item page

Mirta McGee was born in Cuba and raised in the United States. She is currently an elementary school Spanish teacher. She discusses balancing Cuban culture with American culture, discrimination based on language barriers, and the differences between…
Go to Christina McAllister audio interview and transcript item page

Christina McAllister grew up in Lowell, Michigan. She was raised in a Christian home. She discusses her interracial relationship.
Go to Jose Jimenez audio interview and transcript item page

Jose Jimenez was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and lived in Chicago. He discusses his experiences as the leader of the Young Lords and an activist for Latin Americans.
Go to Queyonna Hunt audio interview and transcript, interview 2 item page

Queyonna Hunt was born in raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a journalism and creative writing major with an emphasis print and publishing at Grand Valley State University. She discusses her involvement in the LGBT community.
Go to Fabiola Jimenez audio interview and transcript item page

Fabiola Jimenez, a Colombian woman who has been living in East Michigan since 1994. She discusses how she feels as though she was never discriminated against because of her race.
Go to Helen Grahuis audio interview and transcript item page

Helen Grahius was born and raised in Haren, Groningen, Netherlands. Later in life, she moved to West Michigan to be with her siblings. She discusses her life in the Netherlands and in the United States.
Go to Gamal Gasim audio interview and transcript item page

Gamal Gasim, assistant professor of Middle East Studies and Political Science, earned his PhD in political science from Texas Tech. He teaches Introduction to Middle East Studies, Middle East politics, and comparative politics. Before Grand Valley,…
Go to Anna Fisk audio interview and transcript item page

Anna Fisk was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is an advocate and activist. She discusses growing up being lesbian in a Christian household.
Go to Robby Fischer audio interview and transcript item page

Robby Fischer is a Grand Valley State University Alumni. He talks about his experiences with activism in West Michigan.
Go to Filiz Dogru audio interview and transcript item page

Filiz Dogru was born in Turkey, came to the United States in 1990, and settled in West Michigan in August 2003. He is a professor at Grand Valley State University and an active member of the Niagara foundation and the Turkish American Michigan…
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