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Ross, Loretta J.


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Smith interviewed by Loretta J. Ross, May 7–8, 2003

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

In this oral history Barbara Smith describes her childhood in an emotionally warm and culturally rich family that valued education and race work. The interview focuses on her activism as a grassroots organizer, writer, and publisher. Smith's story details the political challenges and personal costs of being a pioneer in radical coalition politics against imperialism, racism, and sexism, and homophobia. (Transcript 109 pp.)

Dates of Materials: May 7–8, 2003

Graciela Sanchez interviewed by Loretta Ross, February 22-23, 2005

 File — Box 50: [Barcode: 310183630031382]
Scope and Contents In this oral history, Sánchez describes her childhood in a close-knit extended, egalitarian working-class family, noting especially her mother's influence on her core values. She recounts her political development and activity at Yale, the difficulty of her coming out process, and her involvement in Chicano organizing projects and filmmaking. Sánchez details the development of the Esperanza Center, including the political and funding challenges of sustaining a multi-issue organization led by...
Dates of Materials: February 22-23, 2005