Shorefront Center
Janet Alexander Davis
May 05, 2020

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Narrator: Janet Alexander Davis

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: Janet Alexander Davis is an Evanston native who has been involved in the Evanston Community. Past employment included being a candy striper at the Community Hospital, and later an administrator within the same building under a new usership called Over the Rainbow Association. She has been involved in local ward politics and providing community news updates for multiple years. Widow to a prolific 5th ward alderman during the 1970s (Bru Alexander), and contributor to Shorefront Journal. This recording was part of the “Through The Eyes of Us” series.

Date Original: June 18, 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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