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Doris Jean Castle-Scott interview, Part 6
Castle-Scott, Doris Jean
Rogers, Kim Lacy
Castle-Scott talks about some of her strongest memories from working in CORE and the Civil rights movement. She discusses some relationships she's made and a few sad moments as well. She discusses the sacrifices of being involved in Civil rights but also the benefits you gain from being a part of it. She concludes with talking about the death of her sister Oretha.
Heavy distortion throughout the first 6 minutes of the interview but it picks up with Rogers asking Castle-Scott what she was doing in 1964 and what her strongest memories were. Castle-Scott explains how it was when she was in New York for a fundraising event. She says there was a lady by the name of Eva Newman Levy who was the deputy assistant to a man by the name of Joe Willing who was the national director for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. She says she developed a relationship with Eva who donated lots of funds to CORE. Castle Scott says she decided to stay in New York with Eva to work on fundraising and she says it was quite the experience. She tells a story about how a few CORE members went missing in 1964 and how she felt overwhelmed at the disappearance of the members. She describes this as one of the saddest moments she's had while being involved in the Civil rights movement. Castle-Scott then talks about the motivation behind being involved in Civil rights and compares it to the Vietnam War. Rogers then asks how the movement has changed her and she replies by saying if she didn't join the movement she would've pursue a normal life. She says the Civil rights movement made her feel more valuable and helper her grow into a better person. She then goes on to say that due to her sister Oretha's' death she is less involved in Civil rights.
New Orleans (La.)
Amistad Research Center
Rogers.Castle-Scott 1.19.1989 Tape3-02
Box 3, Item 18, Side 2, Kim Lacy Rogers collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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