Shorefront Center
Carlton Black
May 06, 2020

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Narrator: Carlton Alvin Black

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 Music

Description: Carlton Black was an Evanston resident and a professional musician. He was part of a group called the Duvals and the Naturals. There were several 45’s produced with one song that was a modest hit in Chicago called “The Cotton”. Black penned the song “Tell Him” for the Evanston group, Drew-vells of which Patti Drew was the lead. “Tell Him” was one of the songs in the movie “The Butler” (2013).

Date Original: September 12, 2008

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

Coverage Temporal: 1940s - 2000s

Type: Sound

Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center

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