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Oral history interview with James E. Coates

Object Details

Scope and Contents note
An interview of James E. Coates conducted 1975 June 25, by Donna Coates, for the Anacostia Oral History Project through the Center for Anacostia Studies and the Anacostia Community Museum.; James E. Coates is interviewed primarily about his civic activities, educational background, and career, with some information on childhood as he was born and raised in Foggy Bottom. He discusses attending church school and the Baptist Training Union as well as his participation in community organizations such as the Garfield Douglass Civic Association, the Fort Stanton Civic Association, and the Bernie Elementary school PTA.
1 Sound recording ((1 sound disk CD-R (00:46:58). digital, 16-bit 44.1 KhZ))
1 Sound recording ((1 sound cassettes (1:30:00)))
1 Sound recording ((1 data disk DVD-R digital, 24-bit 96kHz WAV.)))
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Collection Citation
Anacostia Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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