We Exist Series 2: Quotes


Albert Jackson



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Reverend Albert and Clemmie Jackson

"I was a member of the, ah -- of the, ah, ah -- of the, ah, um, NAACP. I guess it was for about six years and, ah -- and then -- then I, ah, ah, ah -- I, ah, um -- I was out of contact with them for awhile..."

"Yeah. Ah, about 12 years ago. Um, ah, ah, they had, um – went down to the, um, -- the City Hall and -- and they were protesting because, ah, they had aired over the, ah, -- over the, ah, radio that the Klu Klux Clan would -- would be coming here so that, um, you -- and -- and as they were, ah, strong, ah, against the Klu Klux Clan coming here. And, ah, some of the people from Maine spoke up and said that, ah, ah, they wouldn't tolerate that here in – in Lewiston and Auburn especially. And that was about, um, 12 or 13 years ago."

Keywords: childhood experiences, Black Families, Maine

Full Length Interview: Home is Where I Make It: Jackson, Rev. Albert and Clemmie Jackson

Mr. James Mathews

"I'm a life member of the NAACP. I was president of the local branch from 1973 to 1976. And. those are basically my activities. I have not been involved with the NAACP as much as I probably would have liked, lately, you know. I support the events that they have and so on."

"As far as the NAACP is concerned like I already stated, I've been a member for thirty-some years probably and I have been the president from 1973 to 1976. No, I beg your pardon that was 1971 to 1976. Correction. Correction. Five years."

"Well, my pastor, Reverend Margaret Lawson. Also Reverend Steve Coleman, here at Williams Temple. The president of the NAACP, of course, Neville Knowles. There are a number of people that are leaders that work in these churches and with the NAACP, you know. Other people that I have met that I probably couldn't give you a specific name, but there are many people that lead. It just depends on the capacity that they're involved with. I believe when you have the church, your organizations that you're involved with, and so on, there are a number of leaders that even if they 're not in, say, a leadership role may be a leader, a de facto leader. Someone that has a lot of influence could possibly be a leader."

Keywords: childhood experiences, Black Families, Maine

Selected Audio: Series 1: Family - Recordings

Full Length Interview: Home is Where I Make It: Mathews, James

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