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Narrator: Byron H. Wilson
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
Description: Byron Wilson was an Evanston resident and engaged heavily in social / civic causes. He is one of the founders of a men’s organization called the NorShore 12. The organization held social activities and challenged the school board election process that virtually blocked Blacks from participating. The organization also sponsored its annual cotillion managed by Brownie Frasier (also in this recording).
Date Original: October 28, 2006
Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|
Coverage Temporal: 1960s-1980s
Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center
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