Oral history interview with David Kellum 1971

Oral history interview with David Kellum 1971

 

Name:
Kellum, David (Interviewee), La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with David Kellum 1971
Other Titles:
Reminiscences of David Kellum : oral history, 1971; Oral history of David Kellum, 1971
Abstract:
In his 1971 interview with Henry La Brie III, Kellum discusses how he began to work at the Chicago Defender. Later, he describes the origins of the Bud Billiken Club, his collaboration with Lucius Harper, the first Bud Billiken Parade and the involvement of the blackface comics behind Amos 'n' Andy. Kellum also outlines the process of rewriting news stories from a "black angle" and his work after leaving the Defender. Kellum discusses his role in bringing black and white children together for the Bud Billiken Parade during a period of racial segregation, as well as his efforts toward civil rights and humanitarian work as a journalist.
Collection Name:
Black Journalists oral history collection
Subjects:
Journalism--Social aspects; Journalism--Political aspects; Journalists; African American press; African American journalists; African Americans--Civil rights; Chicago (Ill.); United States--Race relations; Kellum, David; Chicago defender
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1971
Physical Description:
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 28 pages
Note (Biographical):
David Kellum was born in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1903. In 1923, Kellum graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and joined the staff of the Chicago Defender newspaper. Kellum was one of the founders and early coordinators of the Defender Bud Billiken Club and Parade. He died in 1981.
Note:
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on June 4, 1971.
Note (Provenance):
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
11563813
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-nntp-qd95