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Merle Abbott
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Mr. Abbott discussed his childhood in Van Wert County and in Toledo. his work life, his military service, and the political climate in Toledo.


Lillian Ashcraft-Eason
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Dr. Ashcraft-Eason briefly discussed her work life and then focused on her work with Edrene Cole: what they tried to do with the oral history project and why it is important.


Claude Black
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Pianist Claude Black shares highlights from his legendary career, including a stint with Billie Holiday, a seminal tour with Aretha Franklin and his long-term musical partnership with bassist Clifford Murphy.


June Boyd
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Ms. Boyd discusses her life in Toledo; her education; her life in Germany as a military wife; her political life; and her accomplishments, both as a politician and as an individual.


Edna Brown
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Ms. Brown discussed her early life; Dorr Street; her political life and the contributions she made to the city of Toledo during that life.


Wilma Brown
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Ms. Brown briefly discusses her life: her arrival in Toledo; her role in Toledo City government and in the revitalization of Door Street; and her perspective on race relations, both in Toledo and in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. She also reminisces about Edrene Cole.


Bill and Cheryl Catlin
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Mr. and Ms. Catlin discussed his brother and her uncle, Wendell Catlin, a leader in real estate and in real property development in Toledo.


Henry Clark
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Mr. Clark discussed his childhood in Mississippi and in Toledo; his work life and military service; and the climate of Toledo.


Eddie Cole
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Mr. Cole discussed his childhood in Mississippi, his education, his military service, his life in Toledo, and his community service.


Ramona Collins
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An overview of the career of versatile vocalist Ramona Collins, beginning with her early years as an entertainer on Toledo’s nightclub scene in the late 1960s through her emergence as a regional jazz voice of note and self-described “jazz activist” in the ’90s and beyond.


Robert Culp
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Rev. Culp discussed the role of the church in community life and its effect upon individuals' spiritual life.


Gwen Ellis
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Ms. Ellis discussed her career as a teacher; the role of the church, especially the Warren African Methodist Episcopal Church, in the lives of its members; and her marriage to Clampton Boots Ellis.


Gladys Glenn
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Ms. Glenn discussed her husband, Herbert Glenn, Sr., one of the Tuskegee Airmen, and their life in Toledo.


Karen Glover
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Ms. Glover discussed the life and career of her father, Lemaxie Glover. Her interview is followed by an interview with Jan and Phillip Sultz. The Sultzes knew Lemaxie Glover at Cranbrook and share their memories of him as a student there and their ensuing lifelong friendship with him. They stress his character and integrity and his unfailing warmth toward everyone he knew.


Mary Gregory
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Ms. Gregory discussed her life as a child in Marion, Indiana and in Toledo; the role of the church in her life; her mother's life; her decision to become a nurse; and her professional life. Ms. Gregory was the first African American to graduate from a Toledo nursing school.


Oscar Haynes
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Mr. Haynes discussed his life in Arkansas and in Toledo.


Michael J. Hollie
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In an interview with University of Toledo professor Willie McKether, Michael J. Hollie recalls his years as a young drummer playing in various bands on Toledo’s thriving club scene.


Marjorie Hoskins
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Ms. Hoskins discussed her life in Carbondale, Illinois and in Toledo. She also discussed the riots in Toledo in the 1960's and the importance of the church.


Charles McDaniel
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Pianist Charles McDaniel discusses his music career, his bands, his legacy and his history-making tenure with Professional Musicians of Northwest Ohio, Local 15-286.


John Moore
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Mr. Moore discussed his life and his determination to learn, to grow, and to achieve as much as he possibly could.


WilliAnn Moore
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Ms. Moore discussed her childhood in Toledo; Dorr Street; the role of the church in the community; and her professional life as a community activist.


Clifford Murphy
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Bassist Clifford Murphy offers an in-depth and frequently humorous account of his life growing up in Toledo and, later, as a jazz musician and band leader at home and on the road, including his partnership with Claude Black as the nucleus of The Murphys.


Maude Rixey
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Ms. Rixey discussed her life in Toledo, the role of the Brand Whitlock homes in the African-American community, the community's pride in itself, Dorr Street, and her relationship with Edrene Cole.


John Roberts
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Rev. Roberts discussed his childhood and his life as the pastor of the Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church and the role of the church in the Black community.


Fred Russell
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Mr. Russell discussed his childhood in Little Rock, Arkansas and in Toledo. He talked about his short stint in the Navy and his work life. Though Mr. Russell worked a variety of jobs his primary work life focused on shoeshine operations.


Eddie Turner
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Turner discussed his childhood in Toledo and his professional life as a police officer. He touched briefly on his friendship with Edrene Cole.