Browse Items (46 total)

  • Collection: Speaking Out: Western Michigan Civil Rights Oral Histories
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 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…
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 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 Ivo Soljan audio interview and transcript item page

Ivo Soljan compares and contrasts the different countries that he has lived in.
Go to Jacqueline Decker audio interview and transcript item page

Born March, 3rd 1959 to parents Richard and Eve Holland. Youngest of three children with brothers Gary and Terry. Grew up in Grand Rapids, graduating from Crestwood high school. She then continued her education at Central Michigan University with a…
Go to James Morton audio interview and transcript item page

James Morton talks about his family"
Go to Jean Englehart audio interview and transcript item page

Jeanne was raised in Atlanta, Michigan. She is a successful business women in the West Michigan area. She discusses how she became the successful woman that she is today.
Go to Jeff Lichon audio interview and transcript item page

Jeff Lichon was born and raised in West Michigan. He discusses his struggles with disability after being in a car accident at age 15.
Go to Jeffrey Sorensen audio interview and transcript item page

Jeffrey Sorensen grew up in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan. He discusses the stereotypes and misconceptions of "yoopers."
Go to Jordan Serla audio interview and transcript item page

Jordan Serla discusses growing up gay in a small town.
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.
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