Shorefront Center
Helen Cromer Cooper
May 04, 2020

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Narrator: Helen Cromer Cooper

Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson

Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center

Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —

Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life Women

Description: Hellen Cromer Cooper was born in Evanston, IL in 1906. She graduated from ETHS and Northwestern University and involved in several social clubs and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She speaks on life in Evanston and at Northwestern. Her first job after college was working in the field of social welfare and speaks to the changes that happed that “destroyed a helpful system” in the 1960s. Shorefront Journal Vol 1, No 2. This recording was part of the “Through The Eyes of Us” series.

Date Original: July 27, 1997

Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|

Coverage Temporal: 1950s - 1990s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

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