Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Helen Hendricks Oral History
Scope and Contents In this interview, Helen Hendricks is interviewed by alumni Stan Shaw and Mike Wenger about her role as a College Office Assistant in Student Activities in the Dean of Students Office during the early to mid-1960s. Wenger and Shaw considered Hendricks a mentor and important behind-the-scenes supporter of civil rights activities they initiated, especially the Virginia Student Help Project, which involved tutoring children in Prince Edward County who had been locked out of the education system...
Mike Wenger, Stan Shaw, and Mark Levy Oral History
Scope and Contents In this interview, alumni Mike Wenger, Stan Shaw, and Mark Levy discuss their impressions of life at Queens College in the early 1960s. The three discuss the culture of campus, the impact of the Virginia Student Help Project in 1963, and subsequent student activist movements on campus and in society at large. Wenger, Shaw, and Levy recall student-driven civil rights activities such as the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, Freedom Week, and Freedom Fast initiatives. Also in the conversation,...
Stan Shaw and Michael Wenger Oral History
Scope and Contents Stan Shaw and Michael Wenger discuss their experience initiating, coordinating, and participating in the Virginia Student Help Project and the Jamaica Student Help Project of Queens College in the early to mid-1960s. The Virginia Student Help Project was an intensive education effort during the summer of 1963 in Prince Edward County, Virginia where public schools were closed for five years in massive resistance to integration. The Jamaica Student Help Project took place closer to home....
Stan Shaw Papers
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract Stan Shaw was Chairman of the Student Help Project at Queens College from January 1963 through January 1964. The Student Help Project provided free tutoring services to schoolchildren in South Jamaica, Queens (circa 1962-1968) and Prince Edward County, Virginia (summer of 1963). In South Jamaica, Queens College volunteers assisted children functioning below grade level. In Prince Edward County, they tutored African American children who had been denied formal schooling since 1959, when...
- Civil rights movement 3
- oral histories (literary works) 3
- Prince Edward County (Va.) 2
- Queens (New York, N.Y.) 2
- interviews 2