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Records of the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project

 Record Group
Identifier: RU 058
Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project interview database
Civil Rights in Black and Brown interviews in the Portal to Texas History

Scope and Contents

The collection includes oral history interview agreements with project participants, and donated photographs, documents, and ephemera on the subject of civil rights in Texas.


  • 1953-1977; 1990-2015


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Administrative history

The Civil Rights in Black and Brown oral history project originateed at TCU in 2015 under the direction of history professor Max Krochmal. Covering the period since the onset of civil rights era, project staff conducted interviews with African American, Mexican American, and white activists located throughout Texas to develop new depth to the study of black/brown” and multicultural relations past and present. The project recovers the role of local people in the black civil rights and Chicano/a movements in Texas and sheds new light on the relationships between local, state, and national actors. The interview database ( is a publicly accessible, free, and user-friendly multimedia digital humanities website that provides digital video clips from the interviews to researchers as well as teachers, journalists, and the general public. Over 500 interviews were conducted in 2015 and 2016 by project faculty and graduate assistants.


1.00 Linear feet

Language of Materials



Files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Physical Location

Vault: FD6

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to Special Collections on May 13, 2016 by project assistant Katherine Bynum.

Records of the Civil RIghts in Black and Brown Oral History Project at TCU
Lisa Pena
June 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)