Experiences: The civil rights experiences of the Bennett College women are a unique collection and have historical significance. The civil rights movement was a social and political upheaval in the US South and much of the history of this movement is documented. Yet the impact of the women of Bennett College is not typically included or explored. The interviews cover the actions of women from Bennett College in the historic 1960 Sit-in demonstrations at Woolworths lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. These demonstrations resulted in a wave of similar sit-ins. The non-violent Greensboro demonstrations are significant landmarks in the integration of public facilities. The Novak interviews are important in giving documentation to the way women made socially conscientious decisions and how those decisions impacted on their continuing commitment to social change. A special feature of the civil rights interviews are that they can be accessed as fully searchable stories using technologies developed at the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University.
Migrant Workers (5)
Experiences: The migrant workers interviews were the result of a Marygrove College travel seminar to Homestead, Florida. Future plans for this collection are to link the migrant experiences of the southern US with the migrant experiences of Detroit.