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Reminiscences of Muriel S. Snowden : oral history, 1977.

Creator: Snowden, Muriel S.
Project: Black Women Oral History project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 111 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Social reformer.

Scope and Contents

Childhood and early education, Glen Ridge, New Jersey; synthesis of experience and formal training; first experience of racism; B.A., Radcliffe College, 1938; New York School of Social Work, 1945; move to Boston, beginning of Freedom House: typical day, committee involvement, functions, community experience; women's responsibilities to family, heros; life as mother; experiences of prejudice; Board of Directors, Shawmut Bank; Trustee, Babson College; Trustee, University of Massachusetts; League of Women for Community Service; role of black women in society; Freedom House coalition; Women's Information Network Service; National Council of Negro Women; activity with Boston public school system: desegregation, parent involvement, black advocacy; domestic life; advisory committee for Minnesota Experimental City; travel in Africa, sixth Pan-African Congress; Freedom House in Boston: relationship with white community, changes in black community, Boston plan, Galvin plan; marriage versus career; personal reflections.


Access Conditions

Copyright by Muriel S. Snowden and the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Schlesinger Library for information.

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