Browse Items (46 total)

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

Terrence is African American and Atheist. He discusses growing up in a neighborhood that is predominately White, Christian.
Go to Susan Peeler audio interview and transcript item page

Susan Peeler discusses her experiences growing up and how they have affected the way she prejudges people.
Go to Steeve Buckridge audio interview and transcription item page

Steeve Buckridge was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He became a professor at Grand Valley State University several years ago. He is an Associate Professor of African and Caribbean History and Associate Faculty in African and African American Studies.…
Go to Ryan Cronk audio interview and transcript item page

Ryan Cronk is a student at Grand Valley State University, double majoring in Accounting and Economics. Ryan is an active member of the LGBT community as well as the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Ryan passionately works to educate others on LGBT issues…
Go to Robert Robson audio interview and transcript item page

Robert Robson is a military veteran who was born and raised in Grand Rapids. He signed a contract with the navy in 1962 and spent 4 years in active duty and 2 years in the inactive reserves. He has a lot of memories from his time in the navy and…
Go to Robert Perra audio interview and transcript item page

Robert Perra discusses his perception of the history of civil rights in western Michigan.
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 Richard Robinson audio interview and transcript, interview 2 item page

Richard Robinson discusses his experiences with discrimination as a gay male.
Go to Richard Robinson audio interview and transcript, interview 1 item page

Richard Robinson is a 26 year old homosexual who grew up in Clarkston, MI. He attended Oakland Community College from 2003-2005 and GVSU as an undergrad from 2005-2008. His undergrad was in Philosophy and anthropology. He is now a grad student…
Go to Raymond McVeigh audio interview and transcript item page

Raymond McVeigh discusses his involvement with the Pro-Life movement as a Catholic.
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 Queyonna Hunt audio interview and transcript, interview 1 item page

Queyonna Hunt was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hunt is an ambassador for the LGBT Resources Center at Grand Valley State University. She discusses her work with the center and how knowledge can be expanded on GVSU campus.
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