Dwain Mullen talks about what it was like to grow up with segregated schools, one school for all grades and more.
Mullen reflects on MLK, civil rights and atmosphere of the 1960s.
Mullen’s thoughts on APG, Aberdeen, and the Vietnam War.
Dwain Mullen speaks about Black Power, influential blacks in his life, and being black in the 1960s.
Paula Guest reflects on the 1960s. Topics include tanks in the streets of Baltimore, black power, her own personal account of racism, and more reflections on the assassinations of MLK and JFK.
Paula Guest remembers what it was like after the assassinations of JFK and MLK, and what she believes is the challenge for today’s society.
Howard J. Griner talks about important memories from the 1960s, including childhood, civil rights, Baltimore [Maryland] riots and worrying that his father would not get home from work before the city curfew.
Mrs. Paula Guest talks about the inspirational freedom songs of the civil rights movements, including “Lift Every Voice” and “We Shall Overcome”. She also shares about her grandfather in the Million Man March.
Interview by Tobi Ojo.
Howard J. Griner talks about his father and elder siblings traveling through the U.S. with the help of the African-American “Green Book”. He also responds to the comment that there is “no more racism”; and expresses his hopes for the future of civil rights.
Interview by Tobi Ojo
When Mrs. Paula Guest was interviewed about her best memories of the 1960s, one of the things she talked about was the African American National Anthem, the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. She commented that it still gives her chill-bumps to sing the song. Here is a rendition of that classic piece of music which was written by James Weldon Johnson in 1899 and set to music by his brother, John Rosamond Johnson.