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Herman Shaw Oral History Interview

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Citation

“Herman Shaw Oral History Interview ,” Madison Historical, accessed December 4, 2021, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/903.

Description

In this oral history interview, Herman Shaw describes his experiences with segregation and racial adversity throughout his life, both in his community and throughout his travels. He describes his experience as a young boy growing up in Missouri during the Great Depression and World War II. He then discusses his life after moving to Edwardsville in 1944 and how things have changed in that community over time. He describes how his education, his participation in sports, his service in the military, and key people in his life have influenced him. He also discusses his work at the Alton State Hospital, at University City High School, and his volunteer work with the Human Relations Commission in Edwardsville.

Subjects

  • baseball
  • African American
  • sports
  • education
  • Edwardsville
  • Alton
  • SIUE

Date

February 12, 2018

Relevant Encyclopedia Articles

Language

English

Type

  • Oral History

Format

  • pdf
  • mp3

Interviewer

Hansen, Steve

Interviewee

Shaw, Herman

Location

Edwardsville, Illinois

Coverage

  • Edwardsville, Illinois
  • 1950s-2010s

Identifier

  • Shaw-Herman-O-001
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