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Rev. Milton Stollenwerck Interviewed on June 4, 1997

Rev. Milton Stollenwerck Interviewed on June 4, 1997

BCRI Oral History Collection
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00:00:00 - Interview Introduction

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Partial Transcript: This is an interview with Reverend Milton Stollenwerck for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Oral History Project. I’m Dr. Horace Huntley presently at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Today is June 4, 1997.

Segment Synopsis: Interview Introduction

GPS: The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Map Coordinates: 33.516200, -86.813870
Hyperlink: BCRI Homepage
00:00:36 - Childhood, Family, & Early Education

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Partial Transcript: I just want to talk initially, ask you a couple of questions about your background, your family, your mother and father. You were born in Birmingham?

Segment Synopsis: Rev. Stollenwerck discusses growing up in Birmingham, his early education, his family, and his family's education/employment.

Keywords: African American families; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Education (Secondary); Birmingham (Ala.)

Subjects: African Americans--Education--Southern States

00:11:25 - Extracurricular Activities in Adolescence

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Partial Transcript: When you arrived at Parker, were you involved in any extracurricular activities?

Segment Synopsis: Rev. Stollenwerck discusses his participation in extracurricular activities while in school, including studying music with John Tuggle "Fess" Whatley.

Keywords: African Americans--Music; African Americans--Southern States; Elks (Fraternal order)

Subjects: African Americans--Education (Secondary); African Americans--Social life and customs

00:15:12 - College/Master's Education & Early Career

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Partial Transcript: What did you do after high school?

Segment Synopsis: Rev. Stollenwerck discusses earning his bachelor's and master's degrees, his early career, and beginning his career as a teacher.

Keywords: African American teachers; Alabama A & M University; Alabama State University; Miles College; Upholstery trade

Subjects: African Americans--Education (Higher); African Americans--Employment

00:19:05 - Voter Registration & Literacy Test

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Partial Transcript: Of course, 1954 being the Brown decision, I’m sure you have memories of that. Were you a voter prior to the Brown decision?

Segment Synopsis: Rev. Stollenwerck describes registering to vote and being required to take a voter literacy test.

Keywords: African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States; African Americans--Politics and government--20th century; Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Subjects: African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century; Literacy tests (Election law); Voting--United States

00:21:45 - Involvement in the Alabama Christian Movement

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Partial Transcript: This then led, of course, to something that you are very familiar with, the Alabama Christian Movement.

Segment Synopsis: Rev. Stollenwerck describes his experience as a charter member of the Alabama Christian Movement.

Keywords: African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States; African Americans--Religion; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011

Subjects: African Americans--Civil rights; Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights

00:27:38 - Experience as a Teacher

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Partial Transcript: What was your role as a young man at the time? Were you teaching at that point?

Segment Synopsis: Rev. Stollenwerck discusses his work as a teacher, and how his job intersected with the Civil Rights Movement.

Keywords: African American teachers and the community; African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century; African Americans--Employment; Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights; Racism--United States--History--20th century

Subjects: African American teachers; African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States

00:30:01 - Civil Rights Demonstrations and Youth Movement

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Partial Transcript: Dr. Huntley: But you also demonstrated.
Rev. Stollenwerck: Yes, yes definitely, right there in the crowd. I would get with fellows like John Drew. Do you know John Drew?

Segment Synopsis: Rev. Stollenwerck discusses his involvement in Civil Rights Movement demonstrations, as well as his experience as a teacher during his students' involvement in the Movement.

Keywords: A. D. King; African American youth; African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States; Birmingham (Ala.); Civil rights movement

Subjects: African Americans--Civil rights; Black Youth Movement

00:36:31 - Bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

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Partial Transcript: You were a member of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

Segment Synopsis: Rev. Stollenwerck describes his and his family's experience with the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

Keywords: African American parents; African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States; African Americans--Crimes against; Birmingham (Ala.); Domestic terrorism

Subjects: Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)

00:46:56 - Birmingham Community Reaction to Bombing

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Partial Transcript: What was Birmingham like after that?

Segment Synopsis: Rev. Stollenwerck discusses the Birmingham community reaction to the bombing at the Sixteenth Street Church as well as the church's membership and engagement in the time period following.

Keywords: African Americans--Religion; Race relations in the United States; Race relations--Religious aspects

Subjects: African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States; Birmingham (Ala.); Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)

00:53:22 - Reflection on Movement & African American Community

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Partial Transcript: We’ve covered a lot of territory and we’ve talked a lot about a lot of subjects. When we initially started we talked about schools and the way school systems were in the period of segregation verses where we are today. From your perspective, what has been the difference?

Segment Synopsis: Rev. Stollenwerck reflects on the long-term impact of the Civil Rights Movement, and African American identity and community in present-day.

Keywords: African American families; African Americans--Civil rights; African Americans--Segregation

Subjects: African American history; African Americans--Race identity

01:00:44 - Interview Conclusion

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Partial Transcript: Reverend Stollenwerck you’ve been great. I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to come and sit and talk with me.