Voices of 1968 oral history collection

Container List

Arrangement

Oral history interviews are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Interview with Phillip Bannowsky, 2018 June 11

Phillip Bannowsky first came to Delaware in the eraly 1960s. In 1968, Bannowsky had recently returned to Newark, Delaware after living for a time in Philadelphia.

Interview conducted by Rebecca Johnson Melvin (interviewer) and John Caldwell (notetaker).

Interview and Time log

Duration: 1:01:50

Interview with Lewis Bennett, 2018 June 1

Lewis "Lew" Bennett was a student at the University of Delaware in 1968. Bennett was friends with a number of members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) during his time at the University, and also hitchhiked across the country during the summer of 1968.

Interview conduced by Rebecca Johnson Melvin (interviewer) and John Caldwell (notetaker).

Interview and Time log

Duration: 0:39:06

Interview with Harmon and Claire LaMar Carey, 2018 August 13

Harmon Carey is a Wilmington native and retired social worker. Claire LaMar Carey was the first black female chemist at Hercules, Inc. in 1965. Married in 1967, the Careys were living in Arden, and Harmon was working with the Peoples Settlement in 1968.

Interview conducted by Rod Carey (interviewer) and Rebecca Johnson Melvin (notetaker).

Interview and Time log

Duration: 1:08:22

Interview with Richard Codor, 2018 October 24

Richard Codor was a student at the University of Delaware from 1965-1969 and served as the cartoonist for both The Review and The Heterodoxical Voice.

Interview conducted by Shaun Mullen (interviewer) and Rebecca Johnson Melvin (notetaker).

Interview and Time log

Duration: 0:53:19

Interview with Shaun Mullen, 2018 April 19

Shaun Mullen is a native Delawarean (Hockessin). Interested in journalism, Mullen worked for The Review as a student at the University of Delaware. In 1968, he served as the editor of The Review.

Interview conducted by John Caldwell (interviewer) and Grace Adeneye (notetaker).

Interview and Time log

Duration: 0:36:35

Interview with Clinton Perkins, 2018 November 7

Clinton Perkins was raised in Wilmington. Perkins was an active participant in the civil rights movement as a youth in 1968, including going to Resurrection City in the spring of 1968 as a high school senior.

Interview conducted by TAHIRA (interviewer) and David Kim (notetaker). Additional notes by Rebecca Johnson Melvin.

Interview and Tape log

Duration: 0:53:44

Interview with E. Poppa Rogers, Sr, 2018 November 10

E. Poppa Rogers, Sr., grew up in Wilmington. His mother was, the son of Ida Mae Rogers Kellerhan Stallings, a civil rights activist and one of the mothers of the welfare rights movement in Delaware. Rogers was a teenager in 1968 and, with his mother and siblings, was very active in the civil rights movement.

Interview conducted by TAHIRA (interviewer) and David Kim (notetaker). Additional notes by Rebecca Johnson Melvin.

Interview and Tape log

Duration: 0:56:14

Interview with Jea P. Street, Sr, 2018 November 8

Jea Street, Sr., is a Wilmington native who grew up attending NAACP meetings with his mother. Street eventually joined the NAACP himself at the age of 12. Street was 15 in 1968, and remembers the days after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death in Wilmington, the National Guard, and the aftermath of 1968 in Delaware.

Interview conducted by TAHIRA (interviewer) and David Kim (notetaker). Additional notes by Rebecca Johnson Melvin.

Interview and Tape log

Duration: 0:50:45

Interview with Leo Tammi and Judy Reynolds Tammi, 2018 April 4

The son of politically-active Finnish immigrants, Leo Tammi grew up on Otts Chapel Road in Newark, Delaware. Tammi was a self-taught photographer, developing his interest and skill as a high school student.

Judy Reynolds Tammi also grew up in Newark, Delaware. She and Leo met while Judy was helping deliver mail to the Tammi Egg Farm.

Interview conducted by Rebecca Johnson Melvin (interviewer) and John Caldwell (notetaker).

Interview and Time log

Duration: 0:32:43

Interview with Kennard Wiggins, 2018 May 11

Kennard "Ken" Wiggins, a Wilmington native, was 22 years old in 1968. A student at the University of Delaware, Wiggins was also a member of the Delaware National Guard, and was activated during the events in Wilmington in April 1968.

Interview conducted by Rebecca Johnson Melvin (interviewer) and John Caldwell (notetaker).

Interview and Time log

Duration: 0:46:43

Interview with George Wolkind, 2018 May 1

George Wolkind was a student at the University of Delaware from 1965-1969. In 1968, Wolkind was an active member of the Univeristy's chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

Interview conducted by Shaun Mullen (interviewer) and Rebecca Johnson Melvin (notetaker).

Interview and Time log

Duration: 0:49:22