Oral History Interview with James Aaron, June 8, 2016

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James Aaron was born and raised in Pleasantville, a predominately African American neighborhood in Houston, TX. After highschool, he would join the People's Party II. He discusses growing up with Carl Hampton, segregation in Houston, the community activities of the People's Party II, and how he would become the leader of the party after the Dowling Shootout. He also talks in depth about the goal and purpose of the Rainbow Coalition, which comprised of the People's Party II, the John Brown Revolutionary League and the Mexican American Youth Organization.

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2 video recordings (1 hr., 21 min., 21 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Aaron, James; Enriquez, Sandra & Rodriguez, Samantha June 8, 2016.

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James Aaron was born and raised in Pleasantville, a predominately African American neighborhood in Houston, TX. After highschool, he would join the People's Party II. He discusses growing up with Carl Hampton, segregation in Houston, the community activities of the People's Party II, and how he would become the leader of the party after the Dowling Shootout. He also talks in depth about the goal and purpose of the Rainbow Coalition, which comprised of the People's Party II, the John Brown Revolutionary League and the Mexican American Youth Organization.

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2 video recordings (1 hr., 21 min., 21 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Civil Rights in Black and Brown

Based at TCU, the Civil Rights in Black and Brown (CRBB) Oral History Project collects, interprets, and disseminates oral history interviews of the brown and black freedom struggles in Texas.

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  • June 8, 2016

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Aaron, James; Enriquez, Sandra & Rodriguez, Samantha. Oral History Interview with James Aaron, June 8, 2016, video, June 8, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth987494/: accessed July 5, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.